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Anti-oppressive Research in the 21st Century

A workshop to consider social justice approaches and frameworks that can inform research and scientific practice

Presenters: Nabila Jamal-Orozco, Brenden Tervo-Clemmens, Cassandra L. Boness, Christine C. Call, Azaadeh Goharzad, and Keturah Ragland

Research aims to understand and enhance individuals functioning and well-being, yet research struggles with an ideologically simple, yet practically difficult question: How do we accurately capture diverse and intersecting identities and experiences while also minimizing harms that research on diverse identities and experiences has historically imposed? This need is more critical now than ever, as it has become clear that research -along with other systems -has failed to improve functioning and wellbeing equitably amongst diverse populations.

At this workshop, we will engage diverse scholars and diversity researchers in meaningful discussion regarding two questions critical in an anti-oppressive research agenda: First, how do researchers make ethical decisions regarding the collection, analysis, and interpretation of demographic data? Conflicts arise in research when demographic data is used in presumed service to populations (i.e., justice) yet interferes with an individual's sense of self, identities, and/or experiences (i.e., autonomy; Fernandez et al., 2016). Second, how do researchers accurately design research and quantify structures/processes of power underlying inequity (e.g., racism and sexism) that influence individual life experiences and intersecting identities? By only considering singular axes of identity, research may exacerbate inequities and perpetuate harm by not appropriately accounting for participants' complex identities and their experiences within systems of power.

This workshop, led by diverse early career scholars, aims to promote communal learning, motivate researchers to critically question current practices, and incorporate liberatory approaches into their work. We intend for attendees to network and gain a roadmap for inclusive research practices and approaches (e.g., intersectionality).

Register

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This workshop is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom link and login information with be shared following registration

Thursday, July 29 at 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Anti-oppressive Research in the 21st Century

A workshop to consider social justice approaches and frameworks that can inform research and scientific practice

Presenters: Nabila Jamal-Orozco, Brenden Tervo-Clemmens, Cassandra L. Boness, Christine C. Call, Azaadeh Goharzad, and Keturah Ragland

Research aims to understand and enhance individuals functioning and well-being, yet research struggles with an ideologically simple, yet practically difficult question: How do we accurately capture diverse and intersecting identities and experiences while also minimizing harms that research on diverse identities and experiences has historically imposed? This need is more critical now than ever, as it has become clear that research -along with other systems -has failed to improve functioning and wellbeing equitably amongst diverse populations.

At this workshop, we will engage diverse scholars and diversity researchers in meaningful discussion regarding two questions critical in an anti-oppressive research agenda: First, how do researchers make ethical decisions regarding the collection, analysis, and interpretation of demographic data? Conflicts arise in research when demographic data is used in presumed service to populations (i.e., justice) yet interferes with an individual's sense of self, identities, and/or experiences (i.e., autonomy; Fernandez et al., 2016). Second, how do researchers accurately design research and quantify structures/processes of power underlying inequity (e.g., racism and sexism) that influence individual life experiences and intersecting identities? By only considering singular axes of identity, research may exacerbate inequities and perpetuate harm by not appropriately accounting for participants' complex identities and their experiences within systems of power.

This workshop, led by diverse early career scholars, aims to promote communal learning, motivate researchers to critically question current practices, and incorporate liberatory approaches into their work. We intend for attendees to network and gain a roadmap for inclusive research practices and approaches (e.g., intersectionality).

Register

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This workshop is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom link and login information with be shared following registration

Thursday, July 29 at 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

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