Patta Scott-Villiers - Research Fellow
Participation Power and Social Change
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Sub Saharan Africa; Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; Sudan; Uganda.
I specialise in citizen-led research in politically marginalised and fragile settings. At a more philosophical level, I work on the encounter of epistemologies.
My current collaborations with citizen's groups in Uganda, Kenya, Palestine and Israel aim to support their efforts to change oppressive conditions; building informed action through co-operative research, public conversation and civil organising. Groups I am working with include young pastoralists in Uganda and Kenya, elders in Kenya, citizen leaders in Palestine, and NGO activists in Israel.
My research and teaching looks at how claims for social justice develop and are influenced through public conversation in a context of political society, moral economy and power. I am interested to understand how different modes of citizen-led research are useful - or not - to people on the margins. I also work in support of small and large development agencies and masters and PhD students to generate learning from participatory research. My approach is conversational, collaborative and philosophical.
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