Research Tea with Dr. Amy Hillier, Social Policy and Practice "Incorporating Youth and Trans Voices in Academic Research"
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Amy Hillier, Associate Professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Hillier is well-known for her research making use of mapping and GIS to study a range of issues such as those related to housing, food access, and youth gender identity. Dr. Hillier also directs, with her colleague Dr. Stephanie Boddie, "The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ Seventh Ward," a curriculum, research, and public history project aimed at recreating W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1896 foot survey of downtown Philadelphia.
Today, Dr. Hillier will talk with us about, her "collaboration with staff and youth from the Attic, Philadelphia's LGBTQ Youth Center, focused on the experience of transgender students in Philadelphia public schools. Specifically, I'll talk about critical participatory action research (CPAR)--why it's valuable and why it's so hard to do in a place like Penn."
To find out more about Dr. Hillier's work and to connect with her publications, visit her departmental website.
Research teas provide an opportunity to learn more about ongoing research on the Penn campus in an informal setting with tea and cookies. We look forward to seeing you there!
Image in calendar is the 1876 Samuel Augustus Mitchell Plan of Philadelphia and Camden. Photograph is in the Public Domain