Community Engagement

Group of African individuals at an event. Centre is a male holding a microphone to ask a question.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section of the Gender Institute, you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What does the term “community” mean in the research context, and what forms could community take?
  • What do researchers mean by local or global demand for knowledge, and should this demand inform new research?
  • What is the relationship between community engagement and demand for knowledge – local or global?
  • Why should scholars consider community engagement in all or at least most relevant facets of their research?
  • In what ways could feminist intersectional approaches to research inform community engagement?


If you have questions about the course, please contact the Gender Institute Coordinator (