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  • May 8, 2024 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm


The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research presents…

The multispecies or more-than-human turn asks the researcher to widen the research lens and include things and beings that often have been excluded by Euro-Western social sciences and humanities. But as Bell et al. (2018) wrote in Area, the “‘how’ of more-than-human research is not straightforward and is often not described in detail, or is otherwise rendered a little strange, improper, messy or experimental.”

So how do we do more-than-human methodologies?

Join us for a workshop exploring how to account for the more-than-human in critical qualitative research. Four researchers will present the methodologies they have developed to include plants, animals, a river, and non-sentient things.

This methodology workshop, hosted by the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, takes an expansive understanding of health to explore themes related to living and eating during today’s concurrent ecological and social crises that endanger human and more-than-human health and wellbeing.


  • Noha Fikry, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
  • Aparna Menon, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Carlos Sanchez-Pimienta, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Arnika Peselmann, PhD, Julius-Maximilians University Wurzburg, Germany
  • Organized and moderated by Sarah Elton, PhD, Toronto Metropolitan University

The event will take place in person at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on Wednesday, May 8th, 12:30-2 p.m.

Attendees will be invited to prepare for the workshop by reading an article selected by the panelists in advance of the date.