How can we study race, sex, and gender in ways that are more precise to produce better research results? Race, gender, and even sex are sociocultural constructs. Yet they have real impacts on our daily lives and well-being.
How have the histories of exclusion in science become embedded into the field, including the metaphors, languages, and scientific practices? How does a field’s choice of language and metaphor affect the scientific process?
How does our identity and position in the world affect our work as researchers? To what extent do we “fit in” to the culture of our lab and field? How is this fit influenced by histories of the field and the shaping of disciplines? How does this affect the research questions a field prioritizes?
What will be the “new normal” for our research practices? FRI Associate Director Sarah McCullough invites you to join her at our next Asking Different Questions meeting to discuss how this moment offers us new ways of thinking about our research motivations, practices, and directions.