Ohio University graduate students are invited to share their research results and processes as the 2016-2017 speaker in the Libraries’ Graduate Research Series (GRS). Applications are due by Wednesday, November 30 at 12pm and can be completed online. The GRS committee will choose two speakers to present their research during the Spring 2017 semester.
The Graduate Research Series is a collaborative effort of the Libraries and the Graduate Student Senate. The series seeks to illuminate the challenges and successes that graduate students encounter as they develop into independent researchers.
After a committee reviews the proposed presentations, the selected student or group of students will present for 30-35 minutes on their research process. Speakers will also receive a $200 award for their presentations.
Previous speakers include:
- In the Spring of 2016, Enakshi Roy and Nisha Garud, both PhD students in Journalism shared their analysis of ISIS propaganda images.
- Fall 2015 saw Amanda Biederman, PhD candidate in Biological Sciences presented From Athens to the Antarctic: Studying the Biology of Cold-adapted Fishes.
- Matthew Vetter, Spring 2015 Speaker, presented his research on Wikipedia in his talk titled ”The Politics of Access and Representation in Wikipedia: A Transdisciplinary Model for the Study of Digital Culture.”
- History PhD candidate Lance Poston, Fall 2014 Speaker, discussed his historical research in both archives and contemporary online sources.
- Kelly Kathleen Ferguson, PhD candidate in creative nonfiction, who spoke about tracing Laura Ingalls Wilder’s journey across the American plain for her book My Life as Laura in the inaugural presentation.
- Ben Wallace, Master’s candidate in history described his research about the American Committee on East-West Accord.
- Katelyn Schlosser presented SNAPSHOT! Photographic Research Through a Child Life Lens merging her undergraduate degree in photography with her new Graduate Program, Child Life Studies.
- Bianca Sams, who discussed her use of archives research in her play about Civil Rights heroine Claudette Colvin.
- Reetobrata Basu, who presented his research on an enzyme associated with neurological disorders.
- Kristen Okamoto and Sarah Parsloe, both PhD candidates in the School of Communication Studies, shared their experience conducting ethnographic field research.
- Dongjing Kang and Sherica Hawthorne presented on how they applied Freire’s concept of critical pedagogy through a research project carried out at the Ohio University Libraries.
Note: This was post was updated to include the extended due date on October 21, 2016.