Decolonization of research in data collection and analysis

The history of the collection of data on Indigenous peoples across the globe is fraught with challenges because of methods that fail to capture important differences in and between Indigenous communities. A free public talk hosted by UVic Libraries on the morning of September 27th will focus on the decolonization of research in the areas of data collection, processing, analysis and dissemination.

UVic researchers Donna Feir and Jacqueline Quinless will outline approaches that can support the decolonization of research methods through community-driven partnerships. Feir is an economist who focuses her research on Indigenous policy, the historical legacies of colonialism, and Indigenous wage and health disparities. Quinless is a sessional instructor who recently defended her PhD thesis in sociology at UVic and is currently a fellow with UVic Libraries.

What: “Decolonizing Research and Indigenizing Data”

Who: Jacqueline Quinless, Dept. of Sociology and UVic Libraries’ Council on Library and Information Resources Data Fellow, and Donna Feir, Dept. of Economics

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: Room 308, Digital Scholarship Commons, Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library, UVic