Research Procedures

Research for the consortium is structured around online discussions, which are open-ended, yet thematically organized and edited by the discussion moderator. At the start of a discussion, bibliographies are circulated to participants, who will read these sources and undertake any additional research. Contributors are expected to actively take part in discussions, where they will raise questions about the readings and offer comments to other contributors, so as to analyze, critique, and build upon each other's research. Group discussions will revolve around building upon the ideas presented in the readings, evaluating their significance, and deconstructing the author's approach or theoretical orientation.