More Tales from the Field: A Social Innovation Conversation
Join us for another Social Innovation Conversation, featuring a fun, stimulating conversation with graduate students who received Catalyst Awards for their social innovation research. Speakers include Andy Melendez Salgado, Bethany Beachum, Shana Zucker. Light lunch provided. Register via Eventbrite to make sure we have enough food.
Through Andy’s research, he has been working to understand the social support networks that form in socially excluded groups, such as among gay men in Cuba. By studying these coping strategies, opportunities open to develop approaches to resist discrimination.
Bethany spent 5 weeks doing field research in Guatemala City. She investigated national-level NGOs and their navigation through the power dynamics between various government levels and international donor organizations.
Shana envisions a new generation of culturally competent physicians concerning queer patients through what she’s coined a “Queericulum.” Inspired by the lack of quality healthcare for the queer community, Shana developed a pilot program for medical students.
Come “discover” the field of social innovation as the presenters share findings, insights about research methodology, and musings about how social innovation and social entrepreneurship influences their work.Expect an interactive discussion with questions for and from the audience.
The SI Conversation series engages young scholars, research partners, and knowledge enthusiasts about research efforts by the Taylor Center and our network, in a casual round table setting. The conversations allow participants to connect their research with the pursuit of social innovations as well as new, effective, and system-aware solutions to persistent social problems.
Taylor aims to promote networking, explore pathways in social innovation research, and advance our social innovation research collaborations among the center, Tulane, local universities, and community partners. We welcome doctoral students, faculty, and post-doctoral researchers keen to learn more about research in social entrepreneurship, design thinking and social innovation.