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Research as Praxis: Community-Based Research Across Fields

May 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
This event will occur over Zoom. Please RSVP so that we can share the link with you.

This workshop series is designed for Stanford graduate students interested in learning more about and developing their skills in community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Sessions will be held over lunch. Please check the website for location confirmation:

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This particular workshop will examine the question: What does it look like to do community-based research in your discipline? What challenges might you encounter, and how do you navigate them?  


Dr. Sharad Goel is an Assistant Professor at Stanford in the Department of Management Science & Engineering in the School of Engineering. Dr. Goel is the founder and executive director of the Stanford Computational Policy Lab, a team of researchers, data scientists, and journalists that address policy problems through technical innovation. In collaboration with the Computational Journalism Lab, he created the Stanford Open Policing Project, a repository of data on over 100 million traffic stops across the United States.

Dr. Shaila Kotadia is the Director of Culture and Inclusion for the School of Medicine where she focuses on the integration of diversity and inclusion activities across all constituencies from students through faculty and implements school-wide diversity and inclusion strategy and planning. Prior to starting at Stanford, Dr. Kotadia led the STEM Equity & Inclusion Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley where she conducted an institutional assessment of STEM diversity programs and advanced partnerships in equity, inclusion, and diversity to ensure student and research success in STEM academic units.

Janine Bruce received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Occidental College. Her research interests include the reproductive health of foster care youth and vulnerable youth populations. With her background in public health, Janine’s role has been to bridge public health and medicine to better promote the health of underserved child populations through strong community partnerships and innovative community-based initiatives. She is the Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Community Health and supports medical students in community-engaged research and service.

Frances Roberts-Gregory is an environmental sociologist/Black feminist anthropologist with a keen interest in geography i.e. an interdisciplinary social scientist. She hopes to use my scholarship to contribute to efforts to democratize environmental governance and diversify leadership within environmental and climate policy. Ultimately she asks: how might policymakers and natural resource managers use insights from political ecology, STS, and critical theories of race and gender to make better informed environmental decisions?

Event Sponsor: 
Haas Center for Public Service
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