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Virtual: Equity Considerations for Scholars: Taking a Critical Approach to Research 

November 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This course will be offered via ZOOM only.

In the face of increasing awareness of the need to capture the diversity of human experience, there has also been increasing concern to study and describe populations from a critical and equitable perspective. As science is itself a cultural practice, and knowledge production can perpetuate social inequalities prevalent in social systems, many times, as scholars we may perpetuate inequity through our language use, methods, theories, and findings. This workshop will discuss the following with implications for our practice as scholars: 1. How to refer to others and be critical and thoughtful of our language use (terms and generalizations) 2. How to question what is being said and what is left unsaid (e.g. mitigating discursive erasures). 3. How to recognize and refer to the possible limitations of our scholarship (e.g. issues of generalizability, cultural elements in our findings).

Instructors: Allegra Midgette and Michelle Y. Romero

Allegra J. Midgette is a postdoctoral fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Allegra has conducted studies examining Chinese and South Korean children’s and families’ moral reasoning regarding the fairness of the gendered division of labor, Chinese and American children’s and adolescents’ social and moral transgressions and strategies for self-correction, and Korean adolescents’ reasoning about social conventions. Her program of research includes an emphasis on analyzing and integrating both developmental and cultural processes in understanding social development.

Michelle Y. Martin Romero, is an assistant professor of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Martin Romero received her doctoral degree in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University and completed postdoctoral training as a Fellow with the Carolina Consortium on Human Development of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Martin Romero’s program of research centers on critically investigating the ways in which youth of color contribute to and shape the health and well-being of their families. By positing youth as active agents, her work seeks to understand the contextual and developmental factors that influence youths’ contributions to the family’s everyday survival in low-socioeconomic, resource-poor settings. Her work employs a youth-centered participatory research approach that places emphasis on the voices and lived experiences of youth.

Registration Fees

$20 deposit is required to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course).

Register for the course.

This class will be offered via Zoom ONLY. Registration closes at 12:01am on 11/07/2020. Once registration closes, no late registrations will be accepted. 



November 10, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Odum Institute for Research in Social Science