#fortheculture?: Black and Hispanic Youth Perspectives on Risky Sex and Drug Use

October 4, 2018 1:00 pm - October 21, 2018 2:30 pm

A new workshop series sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) begins with a talk by Robin Stevens (bio) of the University of Pennsylvania on a multi-method investigation into how youth use social media to discuss sexual risk and substance use behaviors. What are the challenges and opportunities for using networked platforms for public health and youth development? William Frey, a PhD student at our School, serves as her discussant, and Desmond Patton (bio), an associate professor at our School, will lead a guided Q&A.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Lunch will be served.


Led by Dr. Desmond Patton of CSSW and Columbia sociologist Alondra Nelson (bio), and sponsored by ISERP, a new workshop series in Critical Media and Digital Studies aims to explore the sociocultural and political implications of digital technologies, and in particular, its impact on marginalized communities.

There are two central goals:

(1) to invite speakers from across the country whose work explores different facets of digital technologies’ impact on marginalized communities. NOTE: For the Fall 2018 semester, we have invited three speakers who will give public talks to the broader Columbia community.

(2) to foster a collaborative community of graduate students and faculty across CU departments interested in thinking and working closely together about these issues. To that end, we are looking for scholars who would like to present their work for feedback at these workshops this fall. We encourage presentations at any stage of projects, including paper drafts, PowerPoints, research designs, field notes. Please send an email to our graduate coordinator Kiran Samuel (kiran.samuel@columbia.edu) if you are interested.