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.
Join FRI and the Asking Different Questions research training program in Spring 2021. This quarter-long 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.
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 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.
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.
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
Instructor: Dr. Kalindi Vora
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.
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).
This Asking Different Questions working group invites participants to consider how white supremacy persists in our research culture at a virtual discussion on July 14 from 1-2pm. (Note: This event is currently at capacity, but we are accepting waitlist registrations. Register for the waitlist here.)
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.
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?
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 is funded by National Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education grant. Co-PIs are Sara Giordano, Sarah McCullough, and Kalindi Vora.