Agility, intersectionality and deliberation
My path to an adaptive and transformative research process
ByKia M. Q. Hall
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This chapter discusses the following components of the author's experience: the methodology that allowed him to be flexible and responsive in the field; the methods that enabled the forging of deep and intimate relationships with the community in which he conducted research; the deliberative moments at which his research direction shifted; the institutional factors that have the potential to facilitate or negate an adaptive research process; and the transformative power of personally meaningful research. Guided by constructivist grounded theory methodology, black feminist epistemology (i.e., intersectionality) and anthropological methods, the author experienced a series of deliberative moments at which he was able to re-direct my research path as appropriate. His research project with the Garifuna community of Honduras was only a small part of a larger social justice agenda influenced by ethical and personal commitments. His website is a collaborative effort that embodies his gratitude to the ereba-making organizations that supported months of field research.