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Community-Engaged Research & Movements for Social Change

Dr. Ren-Yo Hwang
April 8, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

About the Workshop

Join us for a workshop focused on the relationship between community-engaged research and social change.

Dr. Ren-Yo Hwang will lead a conversation about theories of change and how community-engaged research can support social movements and campaigns to drive social change. Dr. Hwang will draw on their depth of experience collaborating with community organizations to advance queer/feminist-of-color anti-violence activism and abolitionist praxis, using participatory action research.

This workshop series is designed for Stanford graduate students who are interested in learning more about and developing skills in community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ren-Yo Hwang (them/they) is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender Studies and Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College, where they work and teach on transformative justice; community and state accountability; queer/feminist-of-color anti-violence activism; carceral studies; and queer/trans of color critique, abolition, and praxis.

Dr. Hwang is largely interested in how we might trace and account for abolitionist and insurgent knowledge-making practices, processes, and alternative "our"chives with tools such as participatory action research and collaborative ethnography.