The IRDL Scholars Speaker Series is designed to shine a spotlight on voices and ideas that challenge traditional ways of conducting research. It surveys various topics, including specific research methods and critiques of processes associated with western social science approaches, with the intention of inspiring research explicitly rooted in social justice. As librarians, educators, and researchers, we welcome this opportunity to reflect and incorporate what we learn from these speakers into our own research efforts, so that our methodologies integrate anti-racist and anti-colonial practices.
The series is coordinated by a working group of IRDL Scholars. Each speaker session is free to attend via Zoom; anyone interested is welcome. Please see below for the speakers and the dates of their presentations, to register. The hashtag for the events will be #IRDLSpeakers.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-250170-OLS-21.
Story Craft: Developing Interpretive Narratives Using Storying Stories
December 14, 2021 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PST
This hands-on workshop is moderated by IRDL Scholars Catherine Baird and Dana Thompson.
Emily FordAssociate Professor and Urban & Public Affairs Librarian, Portland State University
Intersectional Qualitative Research: Centering Race and Gender to Conduct Humane and Ethical Research
January 12, 2022 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PST
Moderated by IRDL Scholars Rosalinda Linares and Hilary Bussell
Limes-Taylor Henderson, K. & Esposito, J. (2019). Using Others in the Nicest Way Possible: On Colonial and Academic Practice(s), and an Ethic of Humility. Qualitative Inquiry, 25(9-10), 876-889.
Evans-Winters, V. & Esposito, J. (2018). Researching the Bridge Called our Backs: The Invisibility of ‘Us’ in Qualitative Communities. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 31(9), 863-876.
Jennifer EspositoProfessor and Department Chair of Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Latinx Languages and Identities Beyond Borders
January 24, 2022 10:30 a.m.-12:00pm. PST
Moderated by IRDL Scholars Catherine Meals and Michael Flierl
Rosa, J. & Flores, N. (2017). Unsettling Race and Language: Toward a Raciolinguistic Perspective. Language in Society, 46, 621-647.
Rosa, J. (2018). Community as a Campus: From “Problems” to Possibilities in Latinx Communities. In M. Castañeda and J. Krupczynski (Eds.), Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action (pp. 111-123).
Jonathan RosaAssociate Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
In the Fabric of Our Methods: Examining the Role of Racist and Sexist Stereotypes in Survey Research
February 11, 2022 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PST
Moderated by IRDL Scholars Leatha Miles-Edmonson and Sophie Rondeau
McClelland, S. (2016). Speaking Back from the Margins: Participant Marginalia in Survey and Interview Research. Qualitative Psychology, 3(2), 159–165.
Sara McClellandAssociate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Michigan
IRDL Scholars' Speaker Series summary discussion session
February 21, 2022 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PST
2022 IRDL Scholars’ Speaker Series Organizing Committee: Catherine Baird, Hilary Bussell, Michael Flierl, Rosalinda Linares, Catherine Meals, Leatha Miles-Edmonson, Sophie Rondeau, Dana Statton Thompson.