Many people go into research because of their deep moral commitment to some cause. Many researchers become deeply committed to some social causes as a result of their research. How does one balance their role as researcher and their role as advocate? This panel invites researchers who have engaged in advocacy related to racial justice, climate change, and HIV research.
We will discuss how their research has informed and been informed by their work in advocacy and whether they have encountered some tensions between these two roles. We invite researchers and advocates to come share their own stories, experiences and concerns.
LaKisha Simmons - History & Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
Jeremy Bruskotter - School of Environment and Natural Resources, OSU
Jesse Kwiek - Microbiology, OSU