Asking Different Questions

Asking Different Questions Research Grant Call for Proposals

January 14, 2021
Asking Different Questions Scholars and Seminar Participants Research Grant Call for Proposals

The Feminist Research Institute welcomes proposals for research, discussion groups, events, workshops, or other projects that applies the material in the Asking Different Questions research training series or the Asking Different Questions seminar.

Eligible applicants must:

Asking Different Questions Research Training Playlist

January 07, 2021

The Feminist Research Institute is proud to present the full collection of Asking Different Questions research training videos to help support researchers interested in better integrating social justice into their scholarship.

New Graduate Seminar in Asking Different Questions

December 08, 2020

Join Feminist Research Institute Director Kalindi Vora and enroll in WMS 201, a graduate seminar Winter 2020 about how to integrate social justice values into scientific research design. Graduate students from all fields are welcome!

WMS 201:  Asking Different Questions: Feminist approaches to scientific research and design

Thursdays 2:10-5pm
CRN: 44279
Instructor: Dr. Kalindi Vora

Asking Different Questions Archive Now on YouTube

November 19, 2020

Starting in fall quarter of 2020, Feminist Research Institute Associate Director Sarah McCullough and the rest of the Asking Different Questions research team launched a series of workshop sessions that train researchers how to integrate social justice values into their scholarship.

Graduate Students: Apply to the Asking Different Questions Scholars Program

August 31, 2020

UC Davis graduate students: you can apply now to participate in a quarter-long workshop on how conduct research grounded in a commitment to justice. Participants will earn one unit graduate course credit, get a certificate of completion, and be eligible for research funds. Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 10-11 am throughout Fall quarter (online).

An Update on Crafting the "New Normal" of Research Culture

June 17, 2020

In the wake of the Covid outbreak, our interdisciplinary science initiative, Asking Different Questions. hosted a discussion on crafting the “new normal” of research culture. As part of the Asking Different Questions initiative, we hosted a community of scholars dedicated to addressing long standing inequities in research and research culture. 

Crafting the “New Normal” of Research Culture

April 30, 2020

Wednesday, May 20th 2-3 pm via Zoom

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What will be the “new normal” for our research practices? I invite you to join me 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. What skills and tools will we need to move forward? How is the pandemic shifting our sense of what research questions matter most? 

Bringing an Asking Different Questions Workshop to You

February 18, 2020

How can UC Davis create research cultures that value deep equity and inclusion? Asking Different Questions has answers. 

The Feminist Research Institute is ready to bring workshops on science and culture to your classroom, lab, speakers series, colloquia, student group, office, or department. The Asking Different Questions series gets to the roots of the problem to address how we can change the way we research, learn, and teach so that all people feel included in the enterprise of science.

Asking Different Questions: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science

March 19, 2019
Announcing a new FRI Working Group Asking Different Questions: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science

We are excited to announce the official launch of the working group for "Asking Different Questions: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science.” Asking Different Questions is what we will be calling the work conducted under the NSF IGE award: Pathways to Inclusion in STEM (Co-PIs Sara Giordano, Sarah McCullough, and Kalindi Vora). This working group will m