Patricia Maguire, Host
Patricia Maguire, long-time advocate for feminist-informed participatory and action research, initiated this series to amplify and elevate the trailblazing contributions of feminists to the development of PAR.
Patricia Maguire is Professor Emeritus of Education and Counseling, Western New Mexico University. Her book, Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach (1987) was one of the first feminist critiques of PAR. For twenty-five years. Patricia was Chair of the WNMU-Gallup Graduate Studies Center (GGSC), located in Gallup, New Mexico, a border town to the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo. Working collaboratively, the GGSC team served one of the most culturally rich, linguistically diverse, yet economically poorest communities in the USA.
Inspired by bell hooks and Paulo Freire, Patricia believes the classroom is still a space of radical possibilities. Patricia taught feminist-informed Teacher Action Research. She and colleague Julie Horwitz explored what happens for teachers who engage in AR with transformational intentions. In a nod to knowledge democracy, her website, https://www.patriciamaguire.net/ gives open access to many of her writings and presentations.