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Ethics in Society: Graduate Student and Postdoc Discussion

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Come learn about creative, expansive, and critical approaches to authorship norms in academia in the

Ethics of Authorship Virtual Lunch Talks:


Friday, April 15th; 12 PM PDT

“Authorship Otherwise: Centering Equity through Protocol”

Dr. Christina Crespo, University of Georgia


Thursday, April 21st; 12 PM PDT

“Creating with Community: Bio-Liberation through Collaborations between Youth, Artists, and Scientists”

BioJam Collective


Monday, April 25th; 12 pm PDT

“Closing the Gap in Representation of Authorship with a Focus on Coral Reef Research”

Dr. Gabby Ahmadia, WWF 


Tuesday, May 3rd; 12 pm PDT

Graduate Student and Postdoc Discussion

This event will involve reflection on the previous talks and a discussion on barriers, motivations, and how to support developing your own authorship ethics. Discussion will be facilitated by current and former EIPER PhD students: Meghan Shea, Caroline Ferguson & Kristen Green. 


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Thanks to the support of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society grant program for graduate students. Questions, comments, or concerns? Email Meghan Shea:


  • Christina Crespo has been a member of CLEAR (Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research) since 2020. She is a PhD candidate in Integrative Conversation & Anthropology and an instructor for the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. Her research explores how scientists strategically transform scientific practices towards more equitable processes. In particular, she is interested in how practicing feminist science shapes how knowledge is produced and how scientists are made.


  • BioJam is a political, artistic, and educational project in which Bay Area artists, scientists, and educators collaborate with youth and communities of color to address historical exclusion of their communities in STEM fields and reframe what science can be. As an intergenerational collective, we co-learn on topics of culture (social and biological), community (cultural and ecological), and creativity. We center cultural practices, traditional ways of knowing, storytelling, art, experiential learning, and community activism to break down the framing that positions these practices as distinct from science. The goal of this work is to realize a future in which the practice of science is relatable, accessible, and liberatory. 


  • Dr. Gabby Ahmadia is a director of marine conservation science on the Ocean Conservation team at WWF where she provides programmatic and technical support on a range of marine issues. Gabby is interested in how we better design and implement conservation programs at the intersection of communities and coastal ecosystems (primarily coral reefs and mangroves). She has expertise in tropical marine ecology, community-based conservation, area-based management (i.e. LMMAs, MPAs), monitoring design and implementation, and impact evaluation of marine conservation interventions.