Virtual ProgramMonday, October 18

14-08 “This Needs More Time!”: Addressing the Practical Limitations of Community-University Partnerships

Monday, October 18, 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online


Chair: Sarah M. Gordon (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Forum participants:

Ashley Minner (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth (The Ohio State University)

Academic institutions working to remedy the legacies of extractive research practices often advocate for improved university-community partnerships and increased emphasis on community-driven research. However, expectations and demands placed on university-based researchers often contradict the requirements necessary for effective relationship-building in community. This panel presents narratives of community-based work in three different contexts aimed at sharing, revealing, and questioning the frictions between institutional demands, community needs, and ethnographic ethics. Conceptualized as a beginning to a longer conversation, this session will bring together narratives from different projects to talk back to limiting structures and actors in institutional settings. Panelists will give short presentations before opening the session to a moderated discussion.