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UC research group assesses area transgender community needs

June 6, 2022

In December 2020, UC College of Arts & Sciences’ research collaborative, The Cincinnati Project (TCP), reached out to a group of sociology students with an idea to create an assessment of the needs of the Cincinnati transgender community. The intent was that the report could be used by local governments and organizations to identify points of weakness and strength of health care, housing and transportation. Stef Murawsky, a Ph.D. student in sociology at UC, was immediately on board. Murawsky, whose research and dissertation are focused on trans healthcare, had interviewed roughly 30 people at the time in the Cincinnati area about their health care experiences before TCP even reached out to them. “It was a very obvious ‘yes’ to the project,” Murawsky says. “But then there was a desperate need for other people.” 

UC to host symposium on socially just community research

March 2, 2021

Event: March 5, 2021 9:30 AM

On Friday, March 5, The Cincinnati Project (TCP) will host its seventh-annual symposium titled “The Art and Science of Socially Just Community Partnered Research,” sponsored by UC’s College of Arts and Sciences and The Taft Research Center. Director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) Mohan Dutta will deliver the keynote speech. Based in New Zealand, CARE is a global organization dedicated to developing community-based solutions for social change, advocacy and activism, inspired by the conviction that health is a human right. Founded in 2016, TCP unites researchers from UC’s College of Arts and Sciences with community partners to benefit marginalized communities in Cincinnati, tackling economic, race, gender and health issues. Past TCP research has focused on high eviction rates in Hamilton County, resulting in city legislation to protect the rights of renters through an eviction prevention plan. In addition to the keynote speaker, the symposium will include discussion panels from area organizations such as Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, the Center for Closing the Health Gap, and UC faculty researchers. Topics will include ways in which community-based research can be conducted in socially just ways, in order to benefit the communities it is designed to serve. The symposium will be held virtually via Zoom from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please visit The Cincinnati Project.

A&S doctoral student receives P.E.O. Scholar Award

October 15, 2020

Shaonta’ is a Black Christian millennial scholar. These intersecting aspects of her identity inform the way she conducts and makes sense of her research. Her dissertation project, Unapologetically Black and Unashamedly Christian: Exploring the Complexities of Black Millennial Christianity, looks “specifically at how religion plays a role in how young Black Christians are making sense of racial inequality and how they go about responding to some of the racist conditions that they may experience.”

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