If you have been working in a research group within the broader research collective, what has been your focus and work process? How have you imagined sharing your work with the broader research collective? Are you open to new members in your group?


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August 4, 2020

I've been organizing and working with the Research Data KE Working Group. We have been collecting relevant links, articles and data in this essay. Some members of our group are now going deeper into thematic areas such as looking at gender and its intersection with COVID-19 in Kenya. We have a monthly call on the second Thursday of every month. We also have a WhatsApp chat group to exchange links and articles. We are open to new members, sign up hereYou can find an archive of all of our calls and notes here.

July 30, 2020

I have been working primarily within the Data Working Group  and hoping to start work on an India Working Group and Scientific Cultures group. I have used weekly and then biweekly calls to practice unstructured writing and have received insightful feedback. I am grateful to the collective. 

Tim Schütz's picture
July 29, 2020

I've been working with the COVID-19 Data Group. As a first step, we drafted a text artifact about Data and Privacy for the COVID-19 Project. We also started collecting relevant links, articles and data visualizations.

Moving forward, we would like to expand the list of COVID-19 Civic Data tools used in teaching the course Environmental Injustice. 
A Ph.D. student actively involved in the COVID-19 Racial Data Tracker reached out to us after hearing about our work on the COVID Calls podcast (July 23, 2020). The student is interested in our analysis and would be available for an interview.  

I'm also interested in looking further into COVID data across three national contexts. For Germany, I would like to learn more about health data policies and privacy. I also hope to contribute to the essay on data politics in Turkey, based on nascent collaborations with Free Software advocates based in Istanbul. Together with Kim Fortun, I also want to learn more about civic data activism in Taiwan, responding to the petrochemical company Formosa Plastics.

So far we have organized ourselves in a WhatsApp chat group to exchange links and articles. We are planning to have a next working group meeting soon. We are also open to new members. 

James Adams's picture
July 28, 2020

In Energy in COVID-19, we are looking at how energy services, consumption patterns, production, and planning has been impacted by COVID-19 and to what effect. We have recently begun to work on a two-week cycle. One week is spent gathering and writing up artifacts in the PECE platform which we then discuss in our energy subgroup. The next week is then dedicated to the production of a Research Brief where we develop a few themes from our research to share with the rest of the larger STS and COVID-19 group. We have also been collectively building a Timeline Essay with our artifacts that will help us to keep track of how energy discourse and practices are changing in and through time. We are open to new collaborators. If you are interested in joining, you can reach out through email at jradams1@uci.edu.

Duygu Kasdogan's picture
July 28, 2020

I am mainly part of the research collective called “COVID-19 Places: Turkey.” I focus on the COVID-19 disaster governance and scientific cultures. So far, we have worked through google docs. By September, we plan to hold regular meetings, and add more to the PECE essay. This group welcomes new members. 

Kim Fortun's picture
July 27, 2020

I’m part of the  “Higher Education, Grief, and Loss in COVID-19”  Working Group associated with the Hazard Research Center’s CONVERGE project.  The goal is to bring critical insights from scholarship on loss, grief and collective recovery in varied setting  into our highed classrooms.  The group is still working out its way of working, with plans to start by building a shared bibliography.