Youth Studies and Social Work Ph.D. student at Uni Minnesota. Studying methods of making research to document injustice and resistance available to young people to create social change and the political economy of data. Learner, Teacher, Friend.
Developing (Mobile) Apps with Qualtrics
Presentation on Developing Mobile Apps with Qualtrics presented to Conversations & Computing Club @ University of Minnesota, November 20, 2015.
Working from Within The Personal, Pedagogical, and Programmatic Elements of Education behind the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1969
Presentation given to Historical Research Seminar, May 6, 2014, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. Title: Working from Within The Personal, Pedagogical, and Programmatic Elements of Education behind the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1969
How the Rapidly Evolving Open Access and Open Data Movements will Transform Child & Youth Care Research in the 21st Century
Talk given at Child & Youth Care Conference, Victoria, CA, 2014. This session is meant to: (1) spark conversation, debate, and collaboration around the use of open data in social services and social change; (2) engage participants in actively considering how open data might change their work; and (3) empower participants to take leadership in the growing open data and data justice movements within their field!
Civic Youth Work: A Youth Work Approach to Social Justice
Talk given at Child & Youth Care Conference 2014. Civic Youth Work is our name for, and the subject of, our three books on youthwork for youth civic education and citizenship development. This practice is grounded in the belief that young people are full citizens now and they are not living primarily in preparation for their future, adult citizenship opportunities and obligations. Civic Youth Work and its main youthwork process of youth civic engagement will be placed in the family of youthwork practices and grounded in modified informal/experiential education pedagogies. It will be argued that Civic Youth Work is an appropriate, even natural home, for engaging young people in social justice.
Is it "Just Data"?
This session is meant to spark thinking about corresponding shifts in the definitions, uses, and creation of “data” in the digital age, with the goal of lodging the capacities to use data ethically into digital capacity building for graduate education. This presentation will briefly present a framing of these alternative views of data, offer some examples to draw out new tensions, and pose questions to the work of building digital capacity in graduate education where data is concerned.
Using Open Data & Open Source Tools to Support Social Services & Social Change
This session is meant to: (1) spark conversation, debate, and collaboration around the use of open data in social services and social change; (2) engage participants in actively considering how open data might change their work; and (3) empower participants to take leadership in the growing open data and data justice movements within their field!
Tools for Unpacking Case-in-Point Moments
Presentation for the 2013 Leadership Can Be Taught Symposium Pre-Session Training at the University of Minnesota. Titled "The bowl of noodles: tools for unpacking case-in-point moments", this presentation offers a series of "handles" for unpacking case-in-point moments in undergraduate education in order to turn them into significant learning about the practice of leadership. Each "noodle" is a handle, with the 2nd dimension of the presentation suggesting example questions and "offerings" from the instructor's own experience to illustrate ideas. The bowl of noodles is a set of these handles, each offering "nutritional" learning, some perhaps better than others depending on the situation. Yep, the metaphor is stretched a bit far... but good luck forgetting it!
Book Review: Youth Policy in a Changing World
This presentation was given during a Ph.D. class on Social Work and Social Welfare Policy. It was eventually turned into a book review published in the journal Youth & Policy.