EDGES: Engaging Dialogues Generating Emancipatory Sciences
By Emancipatory Sciences Lab at UCSF
EDGES: Engaging Dialogues Generating Emancipatory SciencesSep 25, 2023
Edge Runners: ASA
In our new series, Edge Runners, we take you with us out into the field to learn from the experts. For our first episode, join Emancipatory Sciences Lab fellows Brittney Pond and Rebecca Wolfe as they speak with a wide variety of scholars at the American Sociological Association annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. We discuss topics from video games to credit scores, the KKK to hip-hop. Come and learn with us!
Episode 3: Lab to Lab featuring the Critical Health + Social Ecology Lab
In this episode, the Emancipatory Sciences Lab is joined by members of the Critical Health + Social Ecology Lab (CH+SE Lab) at Fordham University. The CH+SE Lab explores issues of space, place, aging, and neighborhood change through an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens and is led by Dr. Shellae Versey, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fordham. She is joined in this episode by Brionna Colson-Fearon, a first year PhD student in Psychology at Fordham and a researcher at the CH+SE Lab whose research focuses on issues of food justice. They discuss how reflexivity shapes the ethos of the CH+SE Lab, the relationship between team science and interdisciplinarity, and ongoing/upcoming projects at the Lab. They also reflect on the importance of finding mentors with aligned values ans being willing to push bounds in the academy in order to generate emancipatory scholarship.
Episode 2: Lab to Lab featuring the Life's End Lab
In this episode, the Emancipatory Sciences Lab is joined by Dr. Lauren Hunt, Assistant Professor in Physiological Nursing at UCSF and Lab Director of the Life's End Lab. Dr. Hunt discusses the aim of the Life's End Lab to improve the end-of-life experience of vulnerable older adults and their caregivers, particularly persons living with dementia, and the importance of research collaboration in moving social change forward.
Episode 1: Lab to Lab featuring the RW Turner Lab
In this episode, the Emancipatory Sciences Lab is joined by members of the the RW Turner Lab at George Washington University. The RW Turner Lab focuses on research about neurological and psychological health & health disparities, and is led by Dr. Robert W Turner II, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at GW. He is joined in this episode by four brilliant students from the RW Turner Lab, Vivika Fernes, Kate Garcia, Aaron Denicola, Nino Nadareishvili. Together, they discuss the formation of the RW Turner Lab, its structure, and ongoing projects. The students reflect on navigating research in team settings, and how their experience working in the RW Turner Lab will shape their work and scholarship in the future.
Episode 4: Emancipating the Academy with Judy Young & Ramona Laughing Brook Webb
Judy Young is the Executive Director at the UCSF National Center of Excellence (CoE) in Women’s Health and Ramona Laughing Brook Webb is a Poet-in-Residence at the CoE. In this episode, Young and Webb discuss their work at the CoE and their journeys to the academy. They describe their work with the Black Women’s Health & Livelihood Initiative at the CoE and also reflect on strategies for engaging and working with community. Ramona Laughing Brook Webb shares the impact of arts integration in health as well as shares a poem and meditation with listeners.
Episode 3: Emancipating the Academy with Dr. Sean Arayasirikul
Dr. Sean Arayasirikul is an Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Irvine and mentor and Co-Principal Investigator of the SHINE Strong Program. In this episode, Dr. Arayasirikul traces their journey to public health and sociology as well as reflects on disrupting dominant paradigms in HIV prevention science and trans and non-binary population health. They also share critical insights on the value of mentorship and pedagogy in enacting change in the academy. Dr. Arayasirikul provides their thoughts on the significance of mentoring and creating spaces for young scholars and researchers they share identities with.
Episode 2: Emancipating the Academy with Dr. Lara Sheehi and Students from the Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab
In this episode, the Emancipatory Sciences Lab is joined by members of the Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab at George Washington University to discuss liberatory approaches to scholarship. The Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab is led by Dr. Lara Sheehi, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at George Washington University and co-author of the new book, "Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine." She is joined in this episode by two brilliant students from the Lab, Razzan Quran and Moataz Salim. They discuss the political commitments and praxis of the Psychoanalysis and the Arab World Lab, how they navigate hegemonic dominance and violence within the academy, and the importance of community in advancing decolonial struggle – from Palestine to Turtle Island and beyond.
Episode 1: Emancipating the Academy with Dr. Oliver Rollins
Dr. Oliver Rollins is an Assitant Professor of American Ethnic Studies at University of Washington and author of the newly released book, Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of the Violent Brain. In this episode, Dr. Rollins traces his intellectual development and personal journey to studying the sociology of neuro & brain sciences. Dr. Rollins reflects on the implications of academic knowledge production for social inequity through his study of neuroscientists and the construction of the "violent brain." He unpacks what counts of "productivity" within academia and speaks to both the urgency and complications of "imagining a different kind of academy" altogether.