Asking Different Questions Spring Research Training Series

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Join FRI and the Asking Different Questions research training program in Spring 2021.

This quarter-long weekly workshop is grounded in a commitment to social justice, and welcomes researchers who seek to better incorporate their values into their scholarship.

Programming will take place on Fridays from 12-12:30 pm during Spring Quarter. Register here.

Workshop dates and topics:

April 9: Identity and Belonging in Science
April 16: Identifying Bias in Scientific Research and Training
April 23: Making More Accurate Knowledge
April 30: Moving from Asking Different Questions to Action-Oriented Change
May 7: Re-structuring Studying Race and Gender
May 14: Valuing Community Expertise in Research
May 21: Militarism, Surveillance, and Academic Research
May 28: Toxic Landscapes, Environmental Justice, and Health Inequities

Faculty interested in joining a discussion group immediately after the sessions, please contact Sarah McCullough.

Discussion guides are available for those who wish to dig deeper into these topics with their lab or research community. Sign up here to receive the guides.

You can view the first inaugural Asking Different Questions research training series, which happened in Fall 2020, on YouTube.

To learn more about the inspiration of this project, check out Deboleena Roy's work and essay on Asking Different Questions: Feminist Practices for Natural Sciences.