Participants

The individuals participating in this workshop engage in research and practice with marginalized communities, or are from the broader CSCW community interested in learning more about these topics. Many pursue research on feminism, intersectionality, social justice, and global development (be it in the Global North or South).

Aakash Gautam. “Hearing and Crafting: Co-Designing with a Marginalized Population.”

Aditya Johri. “Solidarity, Voice, and Margins: Framing Work and Designed Intersectionality.”

Amirah Majid. “We are Not There, Yet… Refugee Informatics: Tools for Research.”

Anthony Poon, Palashi Vaghela. “Interactive Tabletops Aren’t Going to Situate Themselves.”

Anupriya Tuli, Neha Kumar, Pushpendra Singh. “Exploring Solidarity in Working Towards Menstrual Health Education in India.”

Azra Ismail, Neha Kumar. “Mind the Gap: Practicing Feminist HCI in the Global South.”

Elizabeth Resor. “Social Media Users and Use in East Africa.”

Eureka Foong, Elizabeth M. Gerber. “Understanding Inequalities in Pay and Peer Support for Freelancers in Online Work Platforms.”

Fatima Espinoza Vasquez. “The Value of Global South Research.”

Joyojeet Pat, Divya Siddarth, Anmol Panda, Drupa Dinnie Charles, Shubi Agarwal, Srujana Kamath, Ramgopal Chandrasekaran, Sarayu Natarajan, Azhagu Meena. “Studying Politicians’ Social Media use from a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective: Examining the Indian 2019 General Election.”

Naveena Karusala, Richard Anderson. “Dimensions of Solidarity in Digital Financial Services Research.”

Nora McDonald, Andrea Forte. “Promises and Challenges for Intersectional Participant Research.”

Pedro Ferreira. “Researchers at the Margins: Othering and Community Solidarity.”

Rama Adithya Varanasi, Tapan Parikh, Nicola Dell. “Solidarity in Education: Organizations’ Use of Technology to Support Low-income Schools.”

Ranjit Singh. “Seams that Matter in Approaches to Study Processes of Marginailization.”

Sarah Myers West. “Practicing Solidarity in Multi-Sited Ethnography: Reflections on Fieldwork.”

Shaan Chopra. “Solidarity for Social Media based Epidemic: Case Study of the Blue Whale Challenge.”

Tahsin Mayeesha, Zareen Tasnim, Jasmine Jones, Nova Ahmed. “Applying Text Mining to Protest Stories as Voice against Media Censorship.”

Wendy Roldan. “Reflections from a New Scholar Engaging in Research with Marginalized Communities.”

A Note on Process

Potential participants were asked to submit 2-4 page position papers in CHI extended abstract format that that articulates their positionality, describes their research area, and comments on how they find themselves in solidarity (or not) with others doing work in this area. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Definitions and conceptualizations of marginalization, intersectionality, and/or social justice
  • The potential role of solidarity within and across specific research areas
  • Vulnerable/marginalized/under-served communities’ experiences of information technologies
  • Examples of CSCW work being conducted “at the margins”
  • Work on the intersecting margins of power structures related to gender, race, caste, class, etc.
  • Reflections on methods for connecting marginalized communities (and researchers) across geographies
  • Original and reflective submissions from all types of scholars and practitioners working both in the center and the periphery of the CSCW research space who want to foster solidarity

Submissions were accepted based on the relevance and development of the chosen topic, as well as their potential to contribute to the workshop discussions and goals. Papers were peer-reviewed by the workshop organizers.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for this workshop, along with at least one day of the CSCW2018 conference, with the registration code we have provided. Workshop registrations can be added via the RegOnline portal even after participants have already registered for the conference.

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