QSIDE Colloquium

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The QSIDE Colloquium series is pleased to announce our spring 2021 speakers! Please register for your events as soon as possible; attendance is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

All talks will be held virtually via a Zoom webinar. Zoom details will be sent prior to each event.

Niral Shah, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Washington

Racism and Anti-racism in STEM Education

Speaker: Niral Shah, Assistant Professor at UW College of Education
Date and Time: September 16, 2021 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: In the last year, conversations about “anti-racism” have gone mainstream, due in large part to sustained activism over the past decade in support of Black Lives. This has compelled institutions across a variety of domains to question how race and racism matter in their specific fields. In this talk, I focus on processes of racialization in STEM education, which is typically perceived to be innocent, race-neutral territory… See full abstract

Biosketch: Niral Shah is an assistant professor of the Learning Sciences & Human Development, and is director of the Race, Theory, & Design Lab. His research concerns how people learn racism and anti-racism. Shah’s prior work has focused on race and racism in STEM education, specifically how racial narratives about STEM ability affect students’ identities and participation in classrooms… See full bio

Molly Coleman, co-founder and first Executive Director of People’s Parity Project (PPP)

Unrigging the Law: Building a Civil Legal System that Works for the People

Speaker: Molly Coleman, co-founder and first Executive Director of People’s Parity Project (PPP)
Date and Time: September 30, 2021 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Corporate America avoids accountability for the harm it causes by shutting workers and consumers out of the justice system entirely. On the rare occasion ordinary people can make it into the courtroom at all, they’re up against the best lawyers money can buy, in front of judges predisposed to side with the wealthy and powerful… See full abstract

Biosketch: Molly Coleman is a co-founder of PPP and the organization’s first Executive Director. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she worked for a number of legal organizations committed to advancing justice for the most marginalized, including Gender Justice, Legal Voice, the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, the Hennepin County Public Defenders Office, and the Fair Labor Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; she also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review… See full bio

Samuel Sinyangwe, Founder, Mapping Police Violence & Police Scorecard

Using Data to Fight Police Violence

Speaker: Samuel Sinyangwe, data scientist, policy analyst, and activist at Campaign Zero and OurStates.org
Date and Time: October 14, 2021 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Learn how data is being used to develop and implement solutions that can effectively reduce police violence in America.

Biosketch: A data scientist and policy analyst who co-founded Mapping Police Violence, Campaign Zero and the Police Scorecard to advance data-driven solutions to end police violence in America. Previously, Sam worked at PolicyLink, where he worked to connect 61 federally-funded communities to research-based strategies to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families… See full bio

Autumn Asher BlackDeer, MSW, PhD Candidate at Washington University in St. Louis

Decolonizing Data: A Quantitative Native Approach to Indigenous Mental Health and Higher Education

Speaker: Autumn Asher BlackDeer, PhD candidate and cofounder of the BIPOC PhD Collective for doctoral students of color at Washington University in St. Louis.
Date and Time: October 28, 2021 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: American Indian and Alaska Native communities contend with substantial mental health disparities due to high levels of economic and social disadvantage, acculturation, and stress; however, these issues cannot be understood without the larger context of historical and ongoing trauma… See full abstract

Biosketch: Autumn Asher BlackDeer is a queer decolonial scholar from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nation whose work seeks to illuminate the impact of structural violence on American Indian and Alaska Native communities. BlackDeer centers Indigenous voices throughout her research by using quantitative approaches and big data as tools for responsible storytelling… See full bio

Jen Jack Gieseking, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky Ph.D.

Size Matters to Lesbians Too: Queer Trans Feminist Interventions into Data, Algorithms, and Visualizations

Speaker: Jen Jack Gieseking, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky Ph.D.
Date and Time: January 27, 2022 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Does “not tiny” data ever qualify as big enough when marginalized people do not have the resources to produce, self-categorize, analyze, or store “big data”? How can algorithms support projects of resistance and resilience, rather than merely enact processes of data sorting and surveillance? In which ways can data visualization multiply rather than simplify narratives?.. See full abstract

Biosketch: Jack Gieseking is an urban cultural geographer, feminist and queer theorist, and environmental psychologist. Their research centeres around lesbian, queer, and trans geographies, with a recent monograph entitled A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers, 1983-2008, a ethnography that focuses on LGBTQ+ data visualization, and more.

Chayla Haynes Davis, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Texas A&M University

Talk Title TBD

Speaker: Chayla Haynes Davis, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Texas A&M University
Date and Time: February 24, 2022 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: TBD

Biosketch: Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and the recipient of Texas A&M University’s Robert and Mavis Simmons Faculty Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and also holds a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University… See full bio

Taj Mustapha, Chief of Equity Strategy, M Health Fairview

A Road to Inequity Paved with Good Intentions: Data Science and Health Care Delivery in the US

Speaker: Taj Mustapha, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Minnesota Medical School and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: February 24, 2022 4:00p.m. Eastern
Abstract: Researchers have uncovered racial disparities in infant and maternal mortality, survival after myocardial infarction, pain control for long bone fractures, vaccine administration, cancer screening, minimally-invasive versus radical surgical procedures, and more. However, those inequities remain. In fact, many times institutional efforts to address racial and other disparities have resulted in increased disparities… See full abstract

Biosketch: Dr. Mustapha received her MD from the University of California San Francisco, and completed her combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency training at the University of Minnesota… See full bio