Menstruation Research Network (MRN) UK Annual Conference 2023

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This year's conference focused on the theme of 'Menstruation and Sustainability', inviting presentations that directly engaged on the theme, as well as studying menstruation more widely. I presented in a research slam session to share some reflections from my own PhD research to speculate whether we need a menstrual methodologies agenda in critical menstruation studies.

Title: Menstrual Methodologies?
Abstract: At a time where menstrual scholarship is increasing in scope, volume, and geography, this is an opportunity to think about how this research is being done. Taking stock of existing work, I propose a menstrual methodologies agenda that is multiple, creative, and underpinned by justice, to reflect the vibrancy of our field. This presentation specifically focuses on embodied methods as one essential tenet to this agenda, in line with wider efforts that centre the body as a material site of analysis. I explore how the body becomes an instrument for data collection (or data creation) through personal research experiences using auto-ethnography and zine-making.
Period26 May 2023
Event typeConference
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map