Ignite Colloquium on Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Research

The Research Office in partnership with the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Office of Institutional Diversity will host an Ignite Research Colloquium on May 21, 2021 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm to highlight faculty research and scholarship related to Social Justice. This ignite session will focus on research and scholarship that is directly related to equity, inclusion, and social justice in the US and the world, along with research activities that are carried out through an equity and social justice lens.

  • Save the Date  - Friday, May 21,  2021  - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration link for those that plan to attend the Ignite event to receive the Zoom link.


University-Wide Ignite Research Colloquium:

Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice in Research

Friday, May 21, 2021 - Agenda



3:00 – 3:10      Welcome

  • Tuba Özkan-Haller, Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Development
  • Brandi Douglas, Assistant Director for Outreach, Office of Institutional Diversity



  • Tuba Özkan-Haller, Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Development
  • Marie Harvey, Associate Dean of Research, CPHHS
  • 3:10-3:50         Facilitator:   

Session 1         5 presentations, (10 minutes) Q & A (10 minutes)

Julie Green ~ The Last Supper and the First Meal

Sarah Rothenberg ~The Impacts of Sanitary Sewage Overflows on Community Health in South Carolina

Brett Burkhardt ~Racial Equity in Police Use of Social Media Monitoring Software

Joel Zapata ~Mapping Police Violence and Latinx Activism in the American Heartland

Amy Koehlinger ~The perils of "school choice": students of color and unaddressed white supremacy in religious education


Session 2         6 presentations, (12 minutes) Q & A (8 minutes)

Jenna Tilt ~Who is safe?  Building inclusive and equitable hazard mitigation and adaptation strategies for Oregon's Coastal Communities

Cari Maes ~Visualizing and Voicing "o Morro:" Black Mothers' Social Justice Activism in Cold-War Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Arien Muzacz ~Examining the Impacts of Sizeism as a Social Justice Issue

Nikia Braxton-Franklin ~Marijuana Madness: The Social Justice Lens of Language

Chunhuei Chi ~The Governance and Equity in Global Health -- the Example of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elizabeth Ocampo ~William T. Grant Foundation on Reducing Inequality


3:50 -4:30        Facilitator:   

Session 3         6 presentations, (12 minutes) Q & A (8 minutes)

Kelly Chandler ~Work-family conflict is a racial justice issue

Daniel López-Cevallos ~Exploring school-centered support for Latinx families during COVID-19 and beyond

Glencora Borradaile ~ Exploring the chilling effect in online behavior

Kenny Maes ~A Community Participatory Approach to Identify Common Evaluation Indicators for Community Health Worker Practice

Kathryn McIntosh ~Studying Multicultural Teaching and Learning: Researcher Praxis, Participant Relationships, and Decolonizing Processes

Samuel Chan ~Moving beyond the use of race and country in naming invasive species: avenues for positive change in professional societies


Session 4         5 presentations, (10 minutes) Q & A (10 minutes)

Marit Bovbjerg  ~ Community Doula Program:   Culturally- and Linguistically-Matched Care for Low-Income Childbearing People in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties

Amanda Kibler ~Critical Dialogic Education: Conceptualizing and Enacting Equity-focused Classroom Discourse

Sunil Khanna  ~ Decolonizing Global Health Through Sustainable Community Ownership, Partnership, and Empowerment (SCOPE)

Kathryn Becker-Blease ~Collaboration among OSU and Northwest Minority-Serving Institutions for Replicable and Inclusive Research in Psychology

Martin Storksdieck ~ Understanding undergraduate student success through the lens of belonging: Conducting a university-wide study on the impact of inclusive excellence instructional strategies across disciplines


Additional Important Deadlines:
  • Friday, May 14, 2021 - Deadline to send slides. 

If you selected "yes" to present, or are still considering, here are the presentation guidelines from the last Ignite Events.   Please note – the guidelines may change slightly due to the complexity of this topic. Our committee is still working on this.   However, it is still good to see the basics. 

Because of the time limitation and rapid-fire design, each presenter is allowed a total of 2 minutes.  You may choose how to use your 2 minutes and may want to:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Discuss your areas of expertise related to the theme
  •  Describe your research question, topic, idea, etc.
  •  Describe the expertise you will contribute
  • Describe the expertise/assistance you seek from other scholars

If you plan to use PowerPoint format, you are limited to 2 slides. 

April 23, 2021 - Presentation signup deadline

PowerPoint slides due by Friday, May 14, 2021


Questions or comments – let me know.  Thank you, Susan

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