Stakkahlíð / Háteigsvegur
The role of educational research to address immigrant women´s experiences of employment based and intimate partner violence.
In this seminar we introduce the three-year mixed methods project IWEV: Immigrant Women’s Experiences of Employment-Based (EBV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
In the absence of comprehensive Icelandic research, the primary goal of the project is to map the prevalence of these forms of gender-based violence.
The seminar is in three parts: first we contextualise our project in relation to the literature and the university’s broader research focus. The intention here is to present the project as a part of the overall University research strategy and to provide an opportunity for discussion on how we understand the purpose of educational research; second, we present the background to the project, what has been carried out so far and the intended next steps. This includes a discussion on the value-laden nature of the concepts that we are using; finally we open up the discussion to address questions, comments and recommend-ations through a small group activity.
Please note that htis seminar will be held in both English and Icelandic to respond to the language needs of project team members and participants.
Susan Gollifer, adjunct and PhD student, Brynja Elisabeth Halldórsdóttir, assistant professor, Jón Ingvar Kjaran, associate professor and Randi Stebbins, project manager.
The project is funded by the Ministry of Welfare Equity Fund and the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís).