Feb 8

Role Call: How Aspects of Our Identity Inform How We Engage With and Perform in Academic Settings

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  • Add to Calendar 2022-02-08 17:30:00 2022-02-08 18:30:00 Role Call: How Aspects of Our Identity Inform How We Engage With and Perform in Academic Settings Presented by the Susan Ratner '86 Writing and Speaking Pedagogy Series  Image Speaker: Jalisha Jenifer, Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Barnard College How do aspects of our identity impact our experiences in academic spaces? Can research on the science of learning be used to help us overcome identity-based challenges in the classroom? This talk will attempt to answer these and related questions by exploring psychological research on the relation between identity, cognition, and behavior. Through an exploration of how stereotypes, anxieties, and beliefs about intelligence impact our decision-making and performance, this talk aims to equip students and educators with research-based insights on how learners can thrive in the face of academic adversity. Background on the Susan S. Ratner Speaking & Writing Pedagogy Speaker Series:  The Susan S. Ratner Speaking & Writing Pedagogy Speaker Series is a sponsored lecture series which enables Barnard's Writing and Speaking Programs to bring, at least, one academic to Barnard's campus every spring. Invited speakers discuss a topic broadly related to writing & speaking pedagogy, sharing insights with Barnard students about philosophies of teaching or curriculum building, for example, within a particular discipline. They also provide resources and insights for faculty to review their own pedagogy while centering student experience. Last year's theme was addressing white supremacy in the classroom and it opened with a lecture by Professor Vrinda Condillac, "Beyond Anti-Racism as Palliation: Addressing White Supremacy in the Class". That was followed by a lecture in the spring from Dr. Chelsea Frazier on "Unfamiliar Ecologies: Notes on a Black Feminist Ecoethic". Years prior, we invited Dr. Elizabeth Pryor (Smith College) who gave a lecture titled "The N-word in the Classroom"; Dr. Carl Hart (Columbia University) who discussed "Communicating Science Beyond the Ivory Tower"; and Ayesha Ramachandran and Alfie Guy (both from Yale University) with talks titled "Selfhood Matters: Politics and Teaching Now," and "Why Writing Matters," respectively Online Barnard College barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public

Presented by the Susan Ratner '86 Writing and Speaking Pedagogy Series 

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Jalisha Jenifer positioned to the right wearing glasses with chandelier in background

Speaker: Jalisha Jenifer, Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Barnard College

How do aspects of our identity impact our experiences in academic spaces? Can research on the science of learning be used to help us overcome identity-based challenges in the classroom? This talk will attempt to answer these and related questions by exploring psychological research on the relation between identity, cognition, and behavior. Through an exploration of how stereotypes, anxieties, and beliefs about intelligence impact our decision-making and performance, this talk aims to equip students and educators with research-based insights on how learners can thrive in the face of academic adversity.


Background on the Susan S. Ratner Speaking & Writing Pedagogy Speaker Series: 

The Susan S. Ratner Speaking & Writing Pedagogy Speaker Series is a sponsored lecture series which enables Barnard's Writing and Speaking Programs to bring, at least, one academic to Barnard's campus every spring. Invited speakers discuss a topic broadly related to writing & speaking pedagogy, sharing insights with Barnard students about philosophies of teaching or curriculum building, for example, within a particular discipline. They also provide resources and insights for faculty to review their own pedagogy while centering student experience.

Last year's theme was addressing white supremacy in the classroom and it opened with a lecture by Professor Vrinda Condillac, "Beyond Anti-Racism as Palliation: Addressing White Supremacy in the Class". That was followed by a lecture in the spring from Dr. Chelsea Frazier on "Unfamiliar Ecologies: Notes on a Black Feminist Ecoethic".

Years prior, we invited Dr. Elizabeth Pryor (Smith College) who gave a lecture titled "The N-word in the Classroom"; Dr. Carl Hart (Columbia University) who discussed "Communicating Science Beyond the Ivory Tower"; and Ayesha Ramachandran and Alfie Guy (both from Yale University) with talks titled "Selfhood Matters: Politics and Teaching Now," and "Why Writing Matters," respectively