Research Methods for Social Justice
RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE panel presentation considered how research methods promote social justice across a variety of contexts, both locally and globally.
Michael Ash, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, discussed his recent work using EPA data to track the industrial sources and differential effects of air pollution;
Mari Castañeda, Associate Professor of Communication, who conducts research in the areas of new media, communication policy, and Latino/Chicano studies, and whose work with Student Bridges has helped to expand college access for residents throughout Western Massachusetts;
Julie Hemment, Associate Professor of Anthropology, whose participatory action research with women activists in post-Soviet Russia offers important insights into cross-cultural analysis and the problems of democratization;
Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Professor in Clinical Psychology, who directs the NIH-funded Work and Family Transitions Project , which uses a longitudinal approach to explore the effects of the transition to parenthood and early return to paid employment on working-class families; and
Millie Thayer, Assistant Professor of Sociology, who teaches graduate-level field research methods and whose scholarship has focused on cross-border feminist relationships, Latin American women’s movements, and the social movement/international funding agency nexus.
The panel’s moderator was Amy Schalet, Assistant Professor of Sociology, whose research examines culture, sexuality and adolescents.