Asking Different Questions

Kalindi Vora and Sarah McCullough on Antiracist Approaches to STS

Director Kalindi Vora and Associate Director Sarah McCullough had the opportunity to share recent FRI work with attendees at the second STS Futures panel discussion. You can watch their talk, "The Science We Are For: Feminist Antiracist STS Approaches to STEM," which explores the origins and goals of the Asking Different Questions research training program, as well as other emerging research in the field.

Apply to the Second Asking Different Questions Scholars Program

UC Davis graduate students can apply now to participate in the Asking Different Questions Scholars program for Spring Quarter 2021. This quarter-long research training 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 12-1:30 pm.

Asking Different Questions Research Grant Call for Proposals

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:

New Graduate Seminar in Asking Different Questions

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

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.

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

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

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

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.