The International Relational Research Network is hosting the third international symposium on research from a relational perspective, September 25 -26, 2018. This research symposium will be virtual and online. Individuals and groups from around the world are invited to participate. Keynotes will be translated (English/Spanish), small group conversations will be single language (English or Spanish). The symposium will take place both synchronous (live online -
We will be focusing on conversations about the challenges and opportunities of doing research from relational perspectives in different settings, such as academia, communities, indigenous communities, and organizations.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Keynote 1 -Ken Gergen and Sheila McNamee talking together about how their view of research has changed over the years and what their thoughts are about research from a relational perspective for the future.
Keynote 2 - Indigenous Research with Papusa Molina.
Keynote 3 - Kristin Bodiford, Celiane Camargo Borges, and Jan DeFehr will share specific research examples of community research that are foundationally dialogic and collaborative with hopes for generative and transformative possibilities for all involved.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Inspiration from the [polyphonic novel] genre open[s] up a kind of “listening writing”: an embodied and prospective form of writing that questions the traditional role of plot, because it calls for a letting go of predesigned structures. Instead, it suggests a writing driven by the interplay of voices, curiosity, and openness to the next possible word. Writing matters and, in particular, “unfinalizable” writing practices, in which the author tries not to be the final mediator of meaning, can enrich organization studies.
Keynote 5 – Harlene Anderson and Saliha Bava (IJCDP), Gail Simon (Murmurations), Ron Chenail, Dan Wulff, and Sally St. George (TQR) - Editors' Wisdom: What Everyone Ought To Know About How To Publish Relational Research
Closing Reflections - Paloma Torres-Davilia and Rocio Chaveste