Organizing Committee
Abstract

The Social Justice and Data Science Summer Research Program at ICERM aims to increase interest, research training, and capacity for data science for social justice, and to develop both quantitative and qualitative approaches to those professional practices that call for community engagement, critical inquiry, and interdisciplinary cooperation. In order to advance the mathematics community's understanding of the complexity of computational social justice work, the program will have four emphasis areas (1) networks, (2) policy, (3) education and (4) community-driven research. While the program itself is broadly computational and applied mathematics, researchers with expertise and interests in network science and analysis, open science and data, and computer science are particularly encouraged to apply. As a new field emerges at the face of computational and applied mathematics and social justice, this requires new methods for working across community lines. The organizers are committed to working with humility and in solidarity with the local community. The program will include a long-term project with the local community and invest in the education of the next generation of researchers by driving the development and direction of new computational methods for quantitative social justice research. As such, organizers will also consider applications from researchers with specialties in digital humanities, computational social science, and data science education. In order to address the novel and interdisciplinary problems arising out of community needs, participants will work together to develop new or refine existing computational methods whose applications may be broader than the original problem.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Talks will be presented virtually or in-person as indicated in the schedule below.

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Virtual Attendee

Program Schedule

Thursday, June 30, 2022
  • 10:45 - 11:45 am EDT
    Supporting Network Analysis at the Center for Digital Scholarship
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Speakers
    • Ashley Champagne, Brown University
    • Patrick Rashleigh, Brown University
    • Virtual Speaker
    • Maiah Letsch, Utrecht University
    Abstract
    40 minutes for talk & 20 minutes for discussion
    The Center for Digital Scholarship at Brown University offers hands-on instruction on a variety of digital scholarship methodologies, including network analysis, and this presentation will offer a snapshot of our services. First, we will share one of the ways we introduce students to network analysis. Next, this presentation will demo how we have used network analysis for one of our projects, Stolen Relations: Recovering Stories of Indigenous Enslavement in the Americas, which is led by Professor Linford Fisher (Department of History, Brown University). The Stolen Relations project is a community-based effort to build a database of enslaved Indigenous people in order to promote greater understanding of the historical circumstances and ongoing trauma of settler colonialism. The team has used the biographical information related to enslaved Indigenous people to chart networks and relations. These are hard realities and difficult histories, but they need to be told fully so we can start to be more honest about the history of this country and think more clearly about how to make amends going forward. Network analysis is one such way we can tell part of this story.

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Application Information

ICERM welcomes applications from faculty, postdocs, graduate students, industry scientists, and other researchers who wish to participate in one of our long programs. Some funding may be available for travel and lodging. Applications will be accepted up until the start of the program and will be considered as long as funds and space are available.

Any graduate student who applies should have research interests that relate to the program topic; a statement of support from the advisor is required.

Applications are not currently open. Please check back at a later date.

Your Visit to ICERM

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Traveling to ICERM
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Exploring Providence
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