Facilitating Community Research for Social Change asks: what does ethical research facilitation look like in projects that seek to move toward social change? How can scholars weave political and social justice through multiple levels of the research process?

This edited collection presents chapters that investigate research facilitation in ways that specifically attempt to disrupt and challenge anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, patriarchy, and sexism to work toward social change. It also explores what it means to develop facilitation practices across multiple contexts and research settings, including specific facilitation methods considered by researchers working with visual and community-based methods with Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities. The complexities of how scholars negotiate decisions within their research with people and communities have an effect not only on how researchers construct their participants and communities, but also on the overall purpose of projects, the ways their projects are shared and disseminated, and what is learned in the doing of facilitation.

This book will be of great interest to both emerging and established researchers working within the social sciences. It specifically attends to diverse fields within the social sciences that include health, media studies, environmental studies, social work, sociology, education, participatory visual research methodologies, as well as the evolving field of digital humanities.

chapter |13 pages

Thinking through Research Facilitation

An Introduction
ByCasey Burkholder, Funké Aladejebi, Joshua Schwab-Cartas

part I|78 pages

Troubling Equity within Research Facilitation

chapter 1|16 pages

“If You're Going to Work with Black People, You Have to Think About These Things!”

A Case Study of Fostering an Ethical Research Process with a Black Canadian Community
BySadie K. Goddard-Durant, Andrea Doucet, Jane-Ann Sieunarine

chapter 2|15 pages

Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared

Reflections on Doing Research in Collaboration with Sex Workers and Sex Worker-led Organizations
ByRyan T. Conrad, Emma McKenna

chapter 3|15 pages

Researcher Don't Teach Me Nonsense

Engaging African Decolonial Practices in a Critical Mathematics Education Project
ByOyemolade Osibodu

chapter 4|13 pages

Decolonizing from the Roots

A Community-Led Approach to Critical Qualitative Health Research
ByTenzin Butsang

chapter 5|17 pages

A Reflexive Account of Performing Facilitation in Participatory Visual Research for Social Change

ByKatie MacEntee, Jennifer Thompson, Milka Nyariro, Claudia Mitchell

part II|49 pages

Facilitating in the Digital Realm

chapter 6|17 pages

“Nah You're My Sisters for Real!”

Utilizing Instagram and Mobile Phones to Facilitate Feminist Conversations with Asian Migrant Women in Aotearoa
ByHelen Yeung

chapter 7|15 pages

Facilitation as Listening in Three Community-Based Media Projects

ByChloë Brushwood Rose, Bronwen Low, Paula M. Salvio

chapter 8|15 pages

Theorizing Non-Participation in a Mail-Based Participatory Visual Research Project with 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in Atlantic Canada

ByBrody Weaver, Amelia Thorpe, April Mandrona, Katie MacEntee, Casey Burkholder

part III|50 pages

Ethics and Facilitation in Research Processes

chapter 9|16 pages

Research Assistants as Knowledge Co-Producers

Reflections Beyond Fieldwork
ByNicole M.Y. Tang, Jan Gube

chapter 10|17 pages

Injustice in Incentives?

Facilitating Equitable Research with People Living with Poverty
ByTobin LeBlanc Haley, Laura Pin

chapter 11|15 pages

Queering Pride Facilitation

An Autoethnography of Community Organizing
ByAmelia Thorpe

part IV|95 pages

Art and Ethical Research Practices in Research Facilitation

chapter 12|13 pages

Facilitating Queer Art in the Climate Crisis

BySabine LeBel

chapter 13|13 pages

Ethnodramatic Inqueery

ByPatrick Tomczyk

chapter 14|19 pages

Round and Round the Carousel Papers

Facilitating a Visual Interactive Dialogue with Young People
ByCatherine Vanner, Yasmeen Shahzadeh, Allison Holloway, Claudia Mitchell, Jennifer Altenberg

chapter 15|18 pages

Screening Stories

Methodological Considerations for Facilitating Critical Audience Engagement
ByCaterina Tess Kendrick, Katie MacEntee, Sarah Flicker

chapter 16|19 pages

“Becoming I/We” Together as Critical Performance Pedagogy

Facilitating Intra-Actions and Metissage from Inhabiting/Living Practice
ByGenevieve Cloutier, Alison Shields, Lap-Xuan Do-Nguyen, Samira Jamouchi, Yoriko Gillard

chapter 17|11 pages

What We Think We Know for Sure

Some Concluding Thoughts on Facilitation
ByCasey Burkholder, Funké Aladejebi, Joshua Schwab-Cartas