AERA 2019 Presentation

AERA 2019

I will be presenting a workshop format at 2019 AERA in Toronto with Carolyn Hetrick and Naivedya Parakkal. Our workshop is titled “Moving Theory into Practice: Methodological Considerations Regarding Positionality, Identity, and Research Reflexivity.

 

In this session, we will share about our own evolving research, reflect on how critical race methodologies have informed our work, and facilitate discussion around how attendees’ see themselves engaging with identity, positionality, and reflexivity in their own work.

We have created visual tools to support this discussion and engagement. Please contact lxjacobs@umich.edu for more information.

What's Good?: Women of Color and the Academy

Announcing an upcoming panel hosted by Women of Color and the Academy at the GSCO Graduate Student Research Conference.

WOCATA 2019 GSRC

What’s Good?: A Conversation with Women of Color and the Academy

Friday, March 15
2:45 - 3:45 PM
Room 2346


Moderators:
Laura-Ann Jacobs
Ebony Perouse-Harvey

Discussant:
Asya Harrison

Panelists:
Ashley Jackson
Christina Morton
Naivedya Parakkal
Christine Quince
Jenny Sawada
Crystal Wise


Panelists will share some of their own experiences and strategies for persisting within this predominantly white institution for the purpose of supporting, encouraging, and connecting with other panelists and audience members. We hope that intended audience members will take away some sustaining strategies for surviving and thriving as individuals and as a community. Additionally, we hope that this panel creates a space of love, support, and community within the GSCO Graduate Student Research Conference as panelists and audience members share about their experiences and encourage each other in their personal and professional work.

Our intended audience is those who identify as women of color--this includes graduate students of color and faculty members of color. We welcome audience members who do not identify as women of color or persons of color. However, this presentation intends to feature, center, and privilege the voices and experiences of women of color.

This presentation will be divided into two parts. The first part of the discussion will feature panelists responding to questions generated at a WOCATA core member meeting. The second part of the discussion will include a Question and Answer session with audience members. This second portion of the discussion will be less structured and will invite audience members to ask questions and to share about their own experiences.

American Educational Research Association 2019

Toronto

Excited to be attending the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada!

I will be presenting a workshop with Carolyn Hetrick and Naivedya Parakkal titled "Moving Theory into Practice: Methodological Considerations Regarding Positionality, Identity, and Researcher Reflexivity." We worked hard to coordinate our proposal across three different time zones this past summer.

Abstract:

In this session, three researchers will share their methodological considerations about positionality, identity, and reflexivity. First, the researchers will draw upon a shared framework of critical race methodological literature to establish a common frame for understanding their otherwise disparate scholarship and to orient workshop participants to how the researchers see their work relating to extant reflexivity practices and scholarship. Second, the presenters will each share the methodological processes and theoretical orientations they have used to engage in rigorous (and ongoing) reflexivity and consideration of their positionalities. Third, the presenters will engage participants in small- and whole-group discussion to shed further light on how identities, contexts, conceptual approaches, and other methodological considerations both call for and influence researcher reflexivity and identity-investigation.

Carolyn Hetrick: Through the mirror: Methodological considerations for practicing critical reflexivity as a white researcher working with youth of color

Laura-Ann Jacobs: Twice adopted: A researcher’s investigation of multi-layered identity and reflexive practice

Naivedya Parakkal: Navigating ambiguities and changes in researcher reflexivity and positionality