Here are a number of videos I created "in-house" for the Graduate Center while employed as a Videography Fellow from 2012-2015.
Within the scientific research process, video offers potential as an object of study, methodology, alternative form of representation and as a means to disseminate research findings. Researchers - in particular social scientists oriented toward social justice - are incorporating video more and more within qualitative and mixed-method research projects.
As an academic who is also a videographer, I have consulted and collaborated on a number of research projects, in particular Participatory Research Projects.
As one example, in 2015, I worked with the Public Science Project on their project "What's Your Issue?" to create a recruitment video for a national survey made with and for LGBTQ & GNC youth. Over 5,000 youth have taken the survey from across the U.S. and survey results will be shared with local communities, organizations and policy makers.
With the use of video comes new ethical questions. A foundation of scientific research is confidentiality; yet, video is inherently non-confidential, raising questions about what constitutes risk and how to ensure informed consent. I have written about some of the central ethical issues in video work here.
I'm currently a Postdoctoral Social Science Digital Fellow with the Public Science Project. As part of a grant provided by the Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE), I am working with six university campuses throughout the U.S. to create video portraits of first generation students and students of color as they navigate higher education. Specifically, the videos examine the role of civic and community engagement in educational success. As outcomes, the video portraits will complement qualitative and quantitative empirical findings, as well as serve as resources for other first generation students and students of color in higher education.
Academic Admission Recruitment Videos
Video PAR Workshops