1. How I came to be involved in arts-based research Over the holiday break, I saw a call for participants for a SSHRC-funded arts-based research project that was being organized by Geneviève Cloutier, a PhD student at the University of Ottawa. The project, entitled Art and Research T(here), is, in Cloutier’s description, “an emergent virtual […]Read More Arrays Snarl: An Arts-Based Research Project about the Larry Nassar cases
The title of this post – and of my project more generally – already carries with it the heavy burden of naming. The word “perpetrator” has a history and a set of biases: it circulates in specific ways, and it calls to mind particular images. It designates something or someone, although never neutrally. Therefore, whenever […]Read More A Perpetrator By Any Other Name, Part I: Reconciling With Evil
I’ve been on Twitter for a quite a few years, and I’ve established a fairly solid online presence as a commentator on rape culture in all of its horrible and myriad manifestations. So when the stories about Harvey Weinstein first emerged, and when I couldn’t turn to a single social media platform without seeing harrowing […]Read More Research Bias, or; “When a Viral Tweet Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story”
If people who commit harm speak about what they’ve done, what will they say? Where do they say it?
Do we listen? If so, when? How? For what purpose?