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Equity Consideration for Scholars: Taking a Critical Approach to Research (ONLINE)

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This class is now closed.

This one day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded.

In the face of increasing awareness of the need to capture the diversity of human experience, there has also been increasing concern to study and describe populations from a critical and equitable perspective. As science is itself a cultural practice, and knowledge production can perpetuate social inequalities prevalent in social systems, many times, as scholars we may perpetuate inequity through our language use, methods, theories, and findings. During this workshop we will discuss the following with implications for our practice as scholars:

  1. How to refer to others and be critical and thoughtful of our language use (terms and generalizations)
  2. How to question what is being said and what is left unsaid (e.g. mitigating discursive erasures).
  3. How to recognize and refer to the possible limitations of our scholarship (e.g. issues of generalizability, cultural elements in our findings).

Instructors: Allegra Midgette and Michelle Y. Romero

Allegra J. Midgette, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor and ACES Fellow in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. Dr. Midgette completed her postdoctoral training at the Carolina Consortium on Human Development that is part of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Midgette has collaborated with scholars at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Brazil), Northeast Normal University (China), Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China), and Seoul National University of Education (South Korea). Dr. Midgette has conducted studies examining Chinese and South Korean children’s and families’ moral reasoning regarding the fairness of the gendered division of labor, Chinese and American children’s and adolescents’ social and moral transgressions and strategies for self-correction, and Korean adolescents’ reasoning about social conventions. Dr. Midgette employs a mixed methodology that places the experiential reality of children and their families at the forefront. Dr. Midgette’s program of research includes an emphasis on analyzing and integrating both developmental and cultural processes in understanding social development.

Michelle Y. Martin Romero, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Martin Romero received her doctoral degree in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University and completed postdoctoral training as a Fellow with the Carolina Consortium on Human Development of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Martin Romero’s program of research centers on critically investigating the ways in which youth of color contribute to and shape the health and well-being of their families. By positing youth as active agents, her work seeks to understand the contextual and developmental factors that influence youths’ contributions to the family’s everyday survival in low-socioeconomic, resource-poor settings. Her work employs a youth-centered participatory research approach that places emphasis on the voices and lived experiences of youth.

Registration fees:

  • UNC-CH Students: $0, with a $20 deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course)
  • UNC-CH Faculty/Staff/Postdoc: $40
  • Non UNC-CH: $40

Additional course information:

  • Registration will open 12/17/2021 and close at 12:01am 2/19/2022. No late registrations will be accepted.
  • Cancellation/ Refund Policy: A full refund will be given to those who cancel their registration no later than 10 days prior to the course. If you cancel within the 10 days prior to the class, no refund will be given. Please allow 30 days to receive your refund.
  • Zoom link for this course will be sent prior to the course. Registration must be made at least 3 days prior to the course date to receive the Zoom link.

For questions regarding the status of this class, please contact Jill Stevens at


February 22
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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