In collaboration with the Journalism Program, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, the Georgetown Office of Fellowships, Awards & Resources (GOFAR), the Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP), Campus Ministry, and the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement, the Center for Social Justice hosts an annual symposium to feature summer social justice-based research from undergraduate fellows and recent alumni. 

Global Social Justice Summer Research Symposium 2018 Schedule

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11:00am: Welcome and Opening of the Symposium by Dr. Jennifer Rosales, Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Social Justice

11:15am: Hoyas Research Panel #1 

Moderator: Sara Singha, Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Erin Luck (SFS‘19): Education and Social Justice Research Fellowship, Colombia
Brittany Fried  (SFS‘19): Education and Social Justice Research Fellowship, Zambia
Julia Friedman (SFS'19): Pulitzer Fellow
Chris Wadibia (COL‘16): Fulbright Fellowship, Nigeria (GOFAR)

12:15pm: Break for Lunch

12:30pm: Lunch and Presentation by Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University

The Revolution Reality Show: Researching Cultural Industries and Emergent Journalism from the Inside Out

Through stories of media research and journalism that range from the tear gas filled streets of Ferguson, Charlottesville, and South Carolina to the making of Gimlet’s media’s Peabody winning Uncivil podcast, Dr. Kumanyika will address the challenges, methods, and importance of engaged scholarship.

Check out Dr. Kumanyika online! Listen to this MOTH storytelling and check out UnCivil, a new podcast from Gimlet about the untold stories of the Civil War, co-hosted by Dr. Kumanyika. 

2:00pm: Hoyas Research Panel #2

Moderator: Dr. Andria Wisler, Executive Director, Center for Social Justice
Clare (SFS‘19): Raines Fellowship (GOFAR)
Jake Dyson (COL‘19): Andretta Social Justice Research Fellowship (CSJ)
Caroline Schauder (SFS‘20): Raines Fellowship (GOFAR), SIPS Awardee (CSJ)
Vikram Shah (SFS‘16): Fulbright Fellowship, Jordan (GOFAR)

3:00pm: Experiential Learning Expo and Poster Session and Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Hoyas recently returned to the Hilltop will share about their participation in one of the many intensive summer learning experiences offered through Georgetown around the world, including GU Impacts Fellows, SIPS Fellows, Davis Projects for Peace awardees, and more. You are welcome to visit each poster to learn from the student participants about their experiences and find out how you too can participate. The Expo is co-hosted with the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, the Office of Global Education, and the Red House

Read the Researchers' Bios and Research Abstracts