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Power, Identity, and Campus Activism

 Some members of the #ActivismOnCampus Research Team, led by Chris & Stephen.  Pictured (LtoR): Stephen Quaye, Chris Linder, Alex Lange, TJ Stewart, and Marvette Lacy 

Some members of the #ActivismOnCampus Research Team, led by Chris & Stephen.  Pictured (LtoR): Stephen Quaye, Chris Linder, Alex Lange, TJ Stewart, and Marvette Lacy 

The #ActivismOnCampus research team has been hard at work since the Fall of 2016.  With eight research team members on five campuses, we have interviewed 26 student activists and 17 educators whom the student activists identified at as supportive.  Members of the research team then engaged in data analysis and wrote and presented three papers at ASHE in 2017 and one on the docket for ASHE 2018.  Additionally, we have presented workshops at ACPA and several members of the research team have written about and presented on student activism both connected to and independently of the research team. 

Current Members of the Research Team include: 

  • Meg Evans, University of Georgia
  • Marvette Lacy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Alex Lange, University of Iowa
  • Chris Linder, University of Utah 
  • Wilson Okello, Miami University
  • Stephen John Quaye, Miami University
  • Ricky Roberts, University of Georgia
  • TJ Stewart, University of Georgia

The papers written & presented at conferences thus far include: 

Quaye, S. J., Linder, C., Lange, A., Okello, W., & Lacy, M. (2017, November). A student should have the privilege of just being a student": Student activism as labor. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Houston, TX.

Linder, C., Quaye, S. J., Lange, A., Roberts, R. (2017, November). Show up!: Relationships between campus administrators and student activists.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Houston, TX.

Linder, C., Quaye, S. J., Stewart, T. J., & Okello, W. (2017, November). “The whole weight of the world on my shoulders”: Power, identity, and student activism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Houston, TX.