Feminist research approaches are used by those seeking greater understandings of women’s, men’s, and transgender people’s lives, including the diversity in how people of all genders experience the world. Feminist research paradigms are relevant to the goals of intercultural competence in that those goals are grounded in global understanding and inclusivity across culture and identity. Further, feminist research allows scholars and their collaborators an avenue for understanding how gender is constructed and challenged both in individual settings and across multiple contexts. These understandings inform potential communication and action across cultures.

This entry discusses the basic principles of feminist research paradigms, how feminist research inquiry can be useful in building intercultural understanding, and how the use of feminist research can support both organizational and social change as ...

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