The Graduate School and Inspiration Dissemination Present
Impacting our communities, changing our world
May 12, 2022 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial Union Ballroom or Register for Zoom
Join us as four current graduate students from Oregon State University share the questions and motivations framing their research in an 8 to 10-minute engaging format.
Grad Inspire combines scholarship communication with personal narrative, giving us a glimpse of not only "how" these students perform their work, but also the motivations and commitment behind it. This event introduces the phenomenal breadth of research, teaching, and discovery undertaken by graduate students at Oregon State.
Ph.D. Candidate, Integrative Biology
Bryan is a fourth-year, Integrative Biology Ph.D. candidate studying with Dr. Patrick De Leenheer and Dr. Martin Schuster in the College of Science. Bryan’s talk at Grad Inspire will explore the surprising parallels between cooperative bacterial populations and his own lived experiences.
Ph.D. Candidate, Education: Language, Equity and Educational Policy Option
Faran is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education's Language, Equity, and Educational Policy option studying with Dr. Kathryn McIntosh and Dr. Cory Buxton. Faran is looking at how Muslim College students navigate and construct their identity on college campuses and how to change the narrative around Muslims, specifically Muslim students. He will share his journey as an American Muslim, what it means to be Muslim, as well share information around his research.
Ph.D. Candidate, Public Policy
Hannah is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate and a visiting scholar from Pennsylvania State University working with Dr. Lori Cramer & Dr. Mark Edwards here at Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts and Dr. Kathryn Brasier at PSU. Hannah is a rural sociologist and ethnographer who studies the human dimensions of natural resources and the environment and the sociology of food and agriculture. Hannah is currently working in the Klamath Basin and will share her work from one of the most fiercely disputed watersheds in the United States.
M.A. Student, English
Marisa is a first-year English M.A. student studying with Dr. Nabil Bourdraa in the College of Liberal Arts’ School of Writing, Literature, and Film. Marisa’s academic focus is on the study of horror and trauma in post-colonial literature of the African Diaspora to understand the socio-cultural depictions of race and racism in the 21st century. Marisa's topic for Grad Inspire is her journey into horror and the Black psyche through the novel Beloved and TV show Lovecraft Country.