Even before anti-intellectualism was in vogue, "research" had a bad reputation in Chicago. Often this was the direct result of years of colonial, extractive academic practice that reduced Chicago's residents to research subjects and Othered and vilified cultural norms based on race or class differences. Contemporary academic projects may be more critically attuned, but researchers can still struggle to develop projects that are authentically collaborative and that truly give back to the communities from whom they learn. Join special Chicago Studies' guests as they present guidelines for meaningful academic project development derived from their experiences on the other side of collaborative research: as community collaborators. This session is strongly recommended for students considering doing Chicago-focused BA/capstone research. Registration is now open!
This event is open to all invitees regardless of vaccination status and, because of ongoing health risks to the unvaccinated, those who are unvaccinated are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures advised by public health officials (masking and social distancing, etc.). Public dining may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others, including venue staff, and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.