Meet the Data Storytellers, Part 2

Meet the Data Storytellers 

Part 2 

As part of Penn's first Teach-In since 1969, organized by the Faculty Senate, PPEH and Data Refuge Stories set up Stories Hubs across campus at central locations of interdisciplinary knowledge production and circulation. These sites included Penn Nursing, Annenberg School of Communication, Van Pelt Library, David Rittenhouse Labs. At each hub, teams comprised of PPEH student fellows gathered stories about data, research, and evidence-based practice, all of which will be entered into the Data Refuge storybank. Who are the people that generously gathered stories? Meet some of them here: 

 

Emma Singer

Emma Singer is majoring in Urban Studies and originally from the riverbanks of the Delaware, (i.e. Solebury, PA). She's drawn to storytelling because it's a way to value different types of knowledge and expertise: "So often we miss the expertise gained from time rather than prestige, money or power. Storytelling is a way to recognize and challenge that." She cares about data as it relates to human beings and inequality. Stories Hub: Annenberg. MOOD: "hopeful".

 
 
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Carlos Price-Sanchez

A Philly native, Carlos is double majoring in English and Creative Writing and Environmental Studies. Carlos is participating in Data Refuge because he hopes that storytelling will encourage individuals to take our environments more seriously, and ourselves less so. Carlos dreams about more data on methods for preservation of cultural heritage sites against sea level rise as well as what sites may be at risk. Stories Hub: Nursing. MOOD: "sanguine and suspicious".

 
 

Fiona Jensen-Hitch

Fiona is studying Anthropology and English. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is participating Data Refuge Stories because  she thinks it's important for members of any public to think about what data is and how they engage with it on a daily basis. She's interested in diverse modes of storytelling, from poetry and dance to museum exhibitions. Fiona cares about data created by communities, its preservation/loss, and its access. Stories Hub: Van Pelt Library. MOOD: "oscillating". 

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(Photographs by Patricia Eunji Kim) 

Meet the Data Storytellers, Part 1

Meet the Data Storytellers

Part 1 

As part of Penn's first Teach-In since 1969, organized by the Faculty Senate, PPEH and Data Refuge Stories set up Stories Hubs across campus at central locations of interdisciplinary knowledge production and circulation. These sites included Penn Nursing, Annenberg School of Communication, Van Pelt Library, David Rittenhouse Labs. At each hub, teams comprised of PPEH student fellows gathered stories about data, research, and evidence-based practice, all of which will be entered into the Data Refuge storybank. Who are the people that generously gathered stories? Meet some of them here: 

 
 
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Emily Romick

Hailing from New Jersey, Emily is an MA student of Liberal Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences. She cares that storytelling can make data live, and is committed to using stories to make data more accessible. She wishes for more data on species and animal loss and public health issues. Stories Hub: Penn Nursing. MOOD: "curious". 

 

Luna Sarti

Luna Sarti is a PhD Candidate in Italian Studies, born and raised in Florence, Italy. She's an advocate for equality and social improvement. She believes in the power of stories because they shape the way she lives and how she imagines the future. She wishes she had more data on air, water, ground, and food. Stories Hub: Van Pelt. MOOD: "calm".

 
 
 
 
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Wenjun Gao

Wenjun is a MA student of Urban Spatial Analytics (Penn Design) and a MS student in Social Policy (SP2). She grew up in Ma'anshan, East China. Wenjun is interested in urban planning and believes that connecting people, data, and cities is important. To make these connections, she is committed to public engagement as a critical method to make data lively and human-focused. She dreams of more data on drinking water quality. Stories Hub: David Rittenhouse Labs. MOOD: "motivated". 

 

(Photographs by Patricia Eunji Kim) 

 

Public Engagements, Part 4

Public Engagements, Part 4

What does is mean to do public research in the environmental humanities? This and other questions lie at the heart of this series of essays, "Public Engagements." Contributors, PPEH Fellows and students, reflect on: Who is the "public" in my public research? How will they be engaged? Does my project need a public audience? A participant audience? Participant observers? Am I looking for research subjects? Co-creators? How will I document my social practice research?

Public Engagements, Part 3

What does is mean to do public research in the environmental humanities? This and other questions lie at the heart of this series of essays, "Public Engagements." Contributors, PPEH Fellows and students, reflect on: Who is the "public" in my public research? How will they be engaged? Does my project need a public audience? A participant audience? Participant observers? Am I looking for research subjects? Co-creators? How will I document my social practice research?

Public Engagements, Part 2

Public Engagements, Part 2

What does is mean to do public research in the environmental humanities? This and other questions lie at the heart of this series of essays, "Public Engagements." Contributors, PPEH Fellows and students, reflect on: Who is the "public" in my public research? How will they be engaged? Does my project need a public audience? A participant audience? Participant observers? Am I looking for research subjects? Co-creators? How will I document my social practice research?

Public Engagements, Part 1

What does is mean to do public research in the environmental humanities? This and other questions lie at the heart of this series of essays, "Public Engagements." Contributors, PPEH Fellows and students, reflect on: Who is the "public" in my public research? How will they be engaged? Does my project need a public audience? A participant audience? Participant observers? Am I looking for research subjects? Co-creators? How will I document my social practice research?

What's in a Name? The Anthropocene, Part 3

What's in a Name? The Anthropocene, Part 3

This year's PPEH undergraduate fellows represent a range of scholarly fields, modes of inquiry, and creative practices. Together, they have reflected on their ideas surrounding the concept of the "Anthropocene." In particular, they responded to the following prompt: How has recognition of the Anthropocene influenced your thinking about your trajectory in terms of research, scholarship, career, life? This is the third in a series of three posts regarding the Fellows' own thinking and critical pursuits within a moment of profound human imprint on our environment.

What’s in a Name? The Anthropocene, Part 2

This year's PPEH undergraduate fellows represent a range of scholarly fields, modes of inquiry, and creative practices. Together, they have reflected on their ideas surrounding the concept of the "Anthropocene." In particular, they responded to the following prompt: How has recognition of the Anthropocene influenced your thinking about your trajectory in terms of research, scholarship, career, life? This is the second in a series of three posts regarding the Fellows' own thinking and critical pursuits within a moment of profound human imprint on our environment.

What’s in a Name? The Anthropocene, Part 1

What’s in a Name? The Anthropocene, Part 1

This year's PPEH undergraduate fellows represent a range of scholarly fields, modes of inquiry, and creative practices. Together, they have reflected on their ideas surrounding the concept of the "Anthropocene." In particular, they responded to the following prompt: How has recognition of the Anthropocene influenced your thinking about your trajectory in terms of research, scholarship, career, life? This is the first in a series of two regarding the Fellows' own thinking and critical pursuits within a moment of profound human imprint on our environment.