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Unapologetic Educational Research: D-L Stewart

Event Information

Engaging “Diversity” in Qualitative Research
Thursday, Oct. 01, 2020
3 p.m. EST
Event Speaker: 
D-L Stewart, Colorado State University

Unapologetic Educational Research: Addressing Anti-Blackness, Racism and White Supremacy is a new webinar series from Ohio State's College of Education and Human Ecology to engage our alumni and general audiences in thinking about and reflecting on what it means to conduct educational research from a standpoint that honors Black lives in the research process, while also disrupting racism and white supremacy.

Given the unprecedented moment we are all experiencing in our lifetime we are committed to shifting the landscape of qualitative research and using this research to shift our sociopolitical context toward racial equity and justice. Each Ohio Stat alumnus will engage in a discussion with Lori Patton Davis, professor and department chair of Educational Studies and Penny A. Pasque, professor and director of QualLab. This effort also aligns with the college’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative led by Dean Don Pope-Davis.


In this talk, D-L Stewart, an Ohio State alumnus and professor at Colorado State University will discuss the ways that engineering diverse participant samples in normative qualitative research contains, protects, and prioritizes white supremacy. White supremacy in normative qualitative research treats “diverse” participants as fungible, has material effects, and enacts power over minoritized communities. I will also share 10 approaches that focus on anti-racism and anti-Blackness in participant recruitment and selection.

Learn more about the Unapologetic Educational Research webinar series.