Community-university collaborations: creating hybrid research and collective identities
Cave, J., Johnston, L., Morrison, C.-A., & Underhill-Sem, Y. (2012). Community-university collaborations: creating hybrid research and collective identities. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 7(1), 37-50.
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In this article we explore the politics of community-university collaborative research and activism. We are scholars based in universities as well as members of various 'communities'-queer, Pasifika and Māori-hence we regularly venture beyond the formal research spaces of the academy and enter into critical collaborative research with others working in 'the community'. In what follows we first outline collaborative community-based research literature that advocates hybrid research collectivities. Second, we give some context and background to our methodologies that have enabled us to re-think collaborative research. Third, examples from our research are offered to illustrate the ways in which collaborative research constructs new collective identities. Finally, we conclude by arguing that social science scholars working across university-community boundaries may expand and multiply hybrid research collectives, and thereby effect positive social change at many levels
The Royal Society of New Zealand.