Global Social Justice Summer Research Symposium

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 2019 Schedule

Friday, September 27, 9AM – 2PM

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9:00am: Breakfast and Community Gathering

9:30am Welcome and Opening of the Symposium

9:35am: Hoyas Research Panel #1 

Moderator: Professor Christian Wagner, S.J., Assistant Teaching Professor and Advisor for Global Engagement, School of Foreign Service

Mackenzie Price (COL’20) Education and Social Justice Summer Research Fellow, Ireland
Isaac Kim (SFS’20) Education and Social Justice Summer Research Fellow, Malawi
Allison Ross (NHS’20) Education and Social Justice Summer Research Fellow, Thailand [handout]
Renu Singh (G’20) Fulbright Fellow

10:30am: Coffee Break

10:45am: Hoyas Research Panel #2 

Moderator: Andria Wisler, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Chelsea Hernandez (SFS’20) Center for Social Justice David F. Andretta Fellow, Mexico
Zack Gallin (SFS’20) Raines Fellow, Jordan
Carolina Sosa (SFS’20) Kalorama Fellow, United States

12:00pm: Lunch

12:15pm: Keynote Presentation by Dr. Martha HallDirector of Innovation of Health Sciences and Assistant Professor in Health Sciences with affiliations in the Fashion & Apparel Studies Department and the Horn Entrepreneurship program, University of Delaware

Designing Empathy: An User-Centered Approach to Improving Patient Health Outcomes

Dr. Hall will share her career journey from fashion design to healthcare research, with a focus on her user-centered approach to designing wearables to improve the quality of life, independence and mobility for a variety of patients.  

1:30pm: Symposium End

2:00pm: Workshop with Dr. Hall at the Georgetown Maker Hub (Very limited space. Contact akw28 if you are interested.)

Read the Researchers’ Bios and Research Abstracts

This CSJ event will be photographed. We may use the photographs for Georgetown University communications purposes. 

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