ABOUT US

In order to meet the nation’s need for a larger Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, we seek to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in data science and other STEM fields.

 

Bringing the capacities of Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o/x scholars to bear on the production of methodologically rigorous and innovative grant proposals will diversify and strengthen the nation’s scientific research funding apparatus.

 

Equipping researchers and the broader public with a critical awareness of how methodologies structure inequality and opportunity–and have also advanced processes of racialization, white supremacy, and erasure–is essential in understanding the social implications of data science within an increasingly diverse world.

 

Demonstrating and developing approaches of how to employ quantitative and computational methods that are situated in context, history, material social relations, and as a product of material and discursive formations. In addition, we seek to demonstrate and develop non-instrumental approaches of quantification that do not essentialize, universalize, or treat data as self-evident, while also placing more of an analytical focus on multiplicity and the marginal subject.

MEET OUR DIRECTORS

Odis Johnson Jr., PhD.

Odis Johnson Jr., PhD, is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he has faculty appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Education as Executive Director of the Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, and in the Department of Sociology. He also directs the Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies (ICQCM). 

Ebony  McGee, PhD 

As an associate professor of diversity and STEM education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, I investigate what it means to be racially marginalized while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in the STEM professions. I study in particular the racialized experiences and racial stereotypes that adversely affect the education and career trajectories of underrepresented groups of color. Read More

Ezekiel Dixon-Roman, Ph.D

Ezekiel Dixon-Román is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. His research seeks to make cultural and critical theoretical interventions toward rethinking and reconceptualizing the technologies and practices of quantification as mediums and agencies of systems of sociopolitical relations whereby race and other assemblages of difference are byproducts. 

Meet Our Team

Ama Nyame-Mensah PhD. 

Research Associate

Brian A. Burt, PhD.

Qualitative Research Consultant

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