Demarginalizing interdisciplinarity in IS research: Interdisciplinary research in marginalization

Hameed Chughtai*, Michael D. Myers*, Amber G. Young*, Tomas Borsa*, Valentina Cardo*, Özlem Demirkol*, Cat Morgan, Stephen Morton*, Chris Prior*, Joanna Wilkin*, Eugene Young*, Suay M. Özkula

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This paper reports on the second Workshop of a World University Network (WUN) Research Development Funded project on “The trans-nationalization of Indigenous movements: The role of digital technologies” at the University of Southampton, UK. The workshop explored interdisciplinarity and how interdisciplinary collaboration can help scholars study complex social phenomenon, such as the ways in which marginalized Indigenous communities use and shape digital technologies (such as social media) to enhance their cause. The workshop brought together scholars from diverse disciplines to engage in a critical debate. In addition to scholars from information systems, scholars from history, political science, geography, literature, arts, and anthropology came together to discuss how marginalized Indigenous communities can use digital media. The workshop highlighted the need for more interdisciplinary research and called for more critical approaches to bring such marginalized topics to the forefront of research in information systems. We consider three broad areas of inquiry in this paper: demarginalizing methodology for interdisciplinary research, interdisciplinary perspectives for demarginalization, and interdisciplinary contexts for demarginalization.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13
Pages (from-to)296-315
Number of pages20
JournalCommunications of the Association for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Indigenous peoples
  • decolonisation
  • Demarginalisation


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