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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality

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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality (IRISE)

RAGE: Cultivating, Protecting & Transforming the Discourse on Racial Scholarship

SEASOn 1:  SPRING 2019

Episode 3: Dr. Amber Johnson  

Episode 3 features Dr Johnson, Associate Professor of Communication at St Louis University, and award-winning scholar and teacher whose work merges qualitative, rhetorical, critical, and arts-based methods, theories, and contexts. Dr. Johnson's numerous projects advance our understandings of identity, protest, social justice, performance and aesthetics, through deep and creative engagements with communities within and off campus. Dr Johnson is the founder and director of the Justice Fleet; a mobile network of box trucks giving experiences that foster community healing through art, play, and dialogue. Structured around the concepts of Radical Forgiveness and Radical Imagination, it invites the community to come together to imagine new systems and build a world without injustice.


Video Episode 3.1:  Understanding the impact of big data and algorithms in perpetuating institutionalized oppression

Video Episode 3.2:  Decolonizing the research process

Dr. Johnson recommends Joy Buolamwimi's work featured here: