Episode 19

Published on:

17th May 2021

Episode 19- Feminisms and Action Research with Dr. Patricia Maguire

In this episode, the AR Pod Team welcomes Dr. Patricia Maguire, Professor Emeritus of Education and Counselling at Western New Mexico University’s Gallup Graduate Studies Center, and author of the seminal book Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach. Hear about the role and influence of feminisms on action research, and hear about Pat’s experiences engaging in feminist activism, teaching, and researching for social justice.

The conversation starts with Patricia’s intro (3:20) followed by our classic lightning round (6:30). Then, Adam and Joe get deeper into the conversation discussing tricky questions like the absence and marginalization of women and feminisms in AR and its implications for the social construction of knowledge (14:03), the role of reflexivity (16:23), the constructive critiques feminist theories offer in AR paradigms (18:48), how feminist themes can inform research for social change (30:03). Is reflexivity enough to ensure that Action Researchers are doing good work (32:11)? Find out the answers to these questions and more by tuning in!

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Patricia Maguire’s work, her website is an excellent resource, you can find more resources at https://www.patriciamaguire.net/!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are interested in Action Research, be sure to sign up for the 2021 Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) Annual Conference to be held (Virtually) on the 3, 10 and 17 of June. For more details you can go to their website: https://arnawebsite.org/



Maguire, P. (2003). Kinsey Dialogue Series #5: Radicalizing the Everyday. 32.

Maguire, P., & Berge, B.-M. (2009). Elbows Out, Arms Linked: Claiming Spaces for Feminisms and Gender Equity in Educational Action Research. In S. Noffke & B. Somekh, The SAGE Handbook of Educational Action Research (pp. 399–408). SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9780857021021.n37

Maguire, P. (1996). Proposing a more Feminist Participatory Research: Knowing and Being Embraced Openly. (p 27-39). In Korrie de Koning & M. Martin (Eds). Participatory research in health: Issues and experiences. London: Zed Books. Also published in Southern Africa by National Progressive Primary Health Care Network (NPPHCN) Johannesburg, South Africa.

Maguire, P. (2001) Uneven ground: Feminisms and action research. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (EDs). Handbook of Action Research (p 59-69) London: Sage

Maguire, P. (1987). Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach. UMass Center for Int'l Education/School of Education.

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About the Podcast

The Action Research Podcast
Somehow, the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research.
In the first podcast dedicated solely to Action Research, Adam and Joe do a deep dive into the lives, experiences, philosophies, and - of course - investigations of the most well respected action researchers in the field. Hear about their greatest successes and failures, and learn about what makes Action Research unique. If you are passionate about social change, engage in research, or are a budding scholar then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Intended mostly for those interested in research and social change, The Action Research Podcast aims to offer unique and valuable insights for the field through accessible and engaging conversations about the “what” “why” and “how” of Action Research.

The Action Research Team:
Adam Stieglitz, Co-host
Joe Levitan, Co-host
Shikha Diwakar, Production Manager
Vanessa Gold, Sound technician and voice-over specialist

About your host

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Adam Stieglitz & Joe Levitan

Co-Founder and Director of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development. PhD Candidate at the University of Louisville

Co-founder and Director of the Pallata Community Education Center