Session Presider and Presenter
Invited Presentation for the Leadership Forum at the Imagining America National Gathering
In this interactive workshop, we shared findings from our research conducted as part of Imagining America’s Leading and Learning Initiative with graduate public scholarships at UC Davis and in the Publicly Active Graduate Education Fellowship program. Using this research as a starting point, we coordinated collaborative thinking and brainstorming on how graduate school can be reimagined.
Exploring the emotionality and experiences of graduate students in public scholarship, this study, based on 31 interviews, reveals unique challenges. Scholars navigate power dynamics and emotional labor, often coming from the marginalized communities they study.
Invited presentation to share research findings with the Leading and Learning Initiative advisory board at Imagining America's Organizing Institute.
Examining the challenges faced by graduate students in arts, humanities, and social sciences pursuing activist scholarship, this study identifies barriers, facilitation spaces, and strategies based on 31 interviews. The findings provide recommendations to foster a supportive academic culture.
Six UC Davis Mellon Public Scholars discuss the emotional and social aspects of community-engaged graduate scholarship. Topics include advocacy, limitations of assessment, and expanding accessibility. This session showcases transformative spaces and practices for meaningful community engagement.
This panel will host scholars engaging with each other around the experience of public scholarship at the graduate level based on ongoing research of graduate student experiences.
- Sánchez Barba, M., Taggueg, R., & Haynes Stein, S. (2018). Public Scholarship in a Time of Crisis: A Reflection. Public: A Journal of Imagining America, 5.
- Haynes Stein, A. (2022). Barriers to Access: The Unencumbered Client in Private Food Assistance. Social Currents, 10(3), 207–224.