Christchurch Discourse Research Group (CDRG)

Research Group Summary

The Christchurch Discourse Research Group (CDRG) was established in September 2001 in order to provide a forum for those in Christchurch interested in and/ or employing discourse analytic methodologies in their research. Members of the group have affiliations with the University of Canterbury, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology. The group, which includes lecturers, postgraduate students, and researchers working on a variety of projects, meets monthly in order to discuss issues related to discourse analysis, critical theory, and qualitative research. Emphasis is placed on critical analyses influenced by feminist, poststructuralist and/or postcolonial theories.

CDRG members' areas of research interest and expertise include:
- Critical Health Studies
- Critical Psychology
- Critical Sexuality Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Feminist Research
- Gender Studies
- Geography
- Globalization Theory
- Human-Animal Politics
- Literary Studies
- Maori Health
- Masculinities
- Media Studies
- Museum Studies
- Nursing and Midwifery
- Postcolonial Studies
- Qualitative Research Methodologies
- Social Policy

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Subject Area: Disciplines