This chapter brings to the forefront various challenges of engaging in both critical and participatory forms of knowledge building, in particular with queer and trans migrants with precarious status. Two scholars trace their previous experiences of engaging in participatory and critical research as well as their shift toward reflexive ways of knowing. This shift elicits the ways in which Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) may be used to build reflexive knowledge with and about queer and trans migrant communities, and in particular, LGBTQ refugees and MSM Latino migrants.
A part of this chapter was translated from the following previously published book chapter: Lee, E.O. (2017). Une autoréflexion critique sur les savoirs expérientiels et la recherche participative. In M. N. Mensah (Ed.), Le témoignage sexuel et intime, un levier de changement social? (pp. 31 – 44). Presses de l’Université du Québec.
Lee, E.O.J. and LeÃ³n, A. (2019), "Re-thinking the “Starting Point” for Research: The Challenges and Possibilities for Building Reflexive Knowledge with and about Queer and Trans Migrants", Conflict and Forced Migration (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 51), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 173-190. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0163-239620190000051009Download as .RIS
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