The Listening Guide in Feminist Narrative Research

A BSA Early Career Forum Event

14 November 2019 (10.00am-3.00pm)
Heritage Quay, Schwann Building, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH


About the Event

We are pleased to invite you to this symposium, which brings together feminist scholarship and narrative research. We aim to provide a space to explore some of the opportunities and challenges of using the feminist narrative method of data analysis – the Listening Guide – for critical understanding and making sense of women’s storytelling and lives.


Keynote Speaker

  • Professor Natasha Mauthner (a founder of the Listening Guide), Newcastle University – The Listening Guide Feminist Method of Narrative Analysis: Second-wave feminism’s identity politics and voice-giving project

Workshop facilitators:

  • Kate Smith, University of Huddersfield
  • Kelly Lockwood, University of Salford
  • Sophie Alkhaled, Lancaster University
  • Michaela Rogers, University of Sheffield

The symposium will include:

  • A focus on the history, theory and practice of the Listening Guide, as a feminist narrative method of data analysis.
  • Workshops on using the Listening Guide.
  • Research with women seeking asylum, mothers in prison, female entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia, trans-women’s experiences of personal and intimate relationships and domestic abuse.
  • An exhibition of I Poems – “Listening To Women’s Stories”.
  • A photography exhibition of “Women’s Everyday Objects in Carceral Spaces”.

This thought-provoking event will appeal to students and scholars of women’s studies, feminist and narrative researchers, social policy and practice, sociology, and those interested in research methods.



  • BSA members: £5
  • Non-members: £15

Lunch and refreshments will be provided


Places are limited – please book through the BSA website