About us

Funded by the British Academy and CIFAR, this research methods in vulnerability project brings together researchers and practitioners to create a methodological exchange of those researching the felt and lived experiences of security, insecurity and vulnerability.

Our aims

Our aim is to decolonise research methodologies and languages used in the context of in/security and vulnerability and to develop interdisciplinary alternatives to more conventional research approaches.

Drawing on our interdisciplinary expertise in socially-engaged performance studies, feminist governance, history, innovative literary methods, law, international relations, environmental and Latin American studies, the project focuses on interpretive, reflexive methodologies, practice-based methods, and the creative arts to fundamentally change how we research understandings and experiences of in/security. Fundamentally, the driver of this collaboration is about interdisciplinary knowledge sharing and bringing restorative justice into academic practice through the applied arts.