Colloquium Series


GSIRI Colloquium, April 3, 2020 from 1-2pm cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

This semester the GSIRI team  will be hosting three GSIRI Colloquia on 1/10, 3/6, and 4/3. All the GSIRI Colloquia will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM in Ramseyer Hall, room 136. Click here for the flyer.

We look forward to seeing you and engaging in interdisciplinary conversations!

January 10th 2020 – Why interdisciplinary research? Why GSIRI?
What does this form of research allow you to do that you would not be able to do otherwise? What are your thoughts on traditional graduate training in a single discipline? What are the differences between this manner of research and the research you’ve conducted previously (if any)? What do you need as interdisciplinary researchers to support your research (funding sources, publication venues, research valorization, public-facing knowledge ecosystems, etc.)?

March 6th 2020 – The practice of interdisciplinary research: Beyond methodology
What challenges have you encountered in the course of being part of a multidisciplinary research team, and conducting the research? How have you dealt with differences of perspective, priority, availability, workload, expertise? How have you actually used diverse perspectives to transform your research protocols and outcomes rather than merely using them additively? How have you managed conflict and unexpected problems? What advice do you have for those interested in doing this type of research? What do you wish you knew at the beginning of this project?

April 3rd  2020 –  Dissemination dilemmas: Fusing many perspectives into a unified vision – Cancelled due to COVID-19
Are you publishing for maximum practitioner or lay impact, or for maximum scholarly influence, and how have you negotiated the trade-offs of this process? How have you selected your dissemination venues, and how have you negotiated the tensions involved in these important decisions? How has the process of manuscript, presentation, or curricular development proceeded for your team? How have you ensured that everyone has a voice without trivializing perspectives and the differences they exhibit? How have you managed differing interpretations of the results of your study?