SICSS-Howard/Mathematica

June 18 to July 1, 2022 | Howard University | Virtual event

Schedule & Materials

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time
Saturday June 18, 2022 - Praxis to Power
  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 10:00 - 11:45 Welcome, Praxis to Power Day 1 Introduction and Logistics (Zoom) (welcome video) (logistics video)

  • 11:45 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 LIVE “Personal Experiences of African Americans in the Academy” - Howard University Faculty Roundtable (Zoom) (video)

    Speakers

    Moderator

    • Naniette Coleman, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology Department, University of California, Berkeley, SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Founder/Organizer 2020-present, & SICSS-Princeton 2019 Alum
  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 2:15 LIVE AUTHOR Q&A: Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There (slide) (Zoom) (video) (LIVE Q&A)

  • 2:15 - 2:30 Break

  • 2:30 - 5:30 R Workshop “Making Computational Methods Accessible: R Basics and Data Wrangling” (Zoom) (video)

Sunday June 19, 2022 - Praxis to Power / Juneteenth
  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Praxis to Power Day 2 Introduction and Logistics (Zoom) (video)

  • 11:00 - 12:00 SICSS-H/M 2021 Funded Alumni Research in Progress Panel (Blog) (Zoom) (LIVE Q&A)

    Speakers

    “The Impact of Masks on Assessments of Facial Expressions of Pain” (slide) (video)

    • Troy Dildine, Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience Department, National Institutes of Health and Karolinska Institutet & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum
    • Regina Ebo, Ph.D. Student, Psychology Department, University of California, Berkeley & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum
    • Rashun Miles, Ph.D. Student, Social Welfare Department, University of Mississippi & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum
    • Yondu Mori, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, McGill University & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum

    “Pre-service Sentiment: Analyzing Transcripts from a Student Avatar Experiment in Classroom Management Simulations” (slide) (video)

    • Todd Hall, Ph.D. Student, Education Policy Department, University of Virginia & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum
    • Vivian Wong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia

    “Global Crowns: Emotions Surrounding Natural Hair of Black Women around the Globe” (slide) (video)

    • Nicole Jenkins, Ph.D., SICSS-H/M 2022 Faculty Co-Sponsor, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Howard University, & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum
    • Yash Tadimalla, Ph.D. Candidate, College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum

    Moderator

    • Naniette Coleman, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology Department, University of California, Berkeley, SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Founder/Organizer 2020-present, & SICSS-Princeton 2019 Alum
  • 12:00 - 2:00 Open Office Hours with Organizers (Zoom), OR SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Exclusive Content Review (on your own), OR Pre-Arrival Material Review (on your own)

    Review Pre-arrival Materials

    Get to Know the SICSS & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Planning Team

    • SICSS at Age 5: An Interview with Co-Founders Chris Bail and Matt Salganik for SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 (video)
    • Terri Adams, Ph.D., SICSS-H/M 2022 Faculty Co-Sponsor & Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Associate Dean for Research with the Graduate School, Deputy Director, NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology, Howard University (video)
    • Nicole Jenkins, Ph.D., SICSS-H/M 2022 Faculty Co-Sponsor & Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Howard University & SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021 Alum (video)
    • Amy Yeboah Quarkume, Ph.D., SICSS-H/M 2022 Faculty Co-Sponsor & Associate Professor, Africana Studies, Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University (video)
    • Calvin Hadley, Event Co-Sponsor & Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the President, Howard University (video)
    • Akira Bell, Event Co-Sponsor & Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Mathematica (video)
    • Naniette Coleman, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology Department, University of California, Berkeley, SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Founder/Organizer 2020-present, & SICSS-Princeton 2019 Alum (website)

    Changing the Game

    • Discussion on Diversity in Computational Social Science, SICSS Alumni Festival 2020 (video)
    • Uncovering New Keys to Countering Anti-Black Racism and Inequity Using Computational Social Science, SAGE Ocean Blog
    • The Future of Computational Social Science is Black (nine part series): Welcome to SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2020 & 2021, SAGE Methodspace Blog
    • Inside an Initiative to Diversify the Field of Computational Social Science, On the Evidence: A Mathematica Podcast
    • A lack of diversity in research and analytics is not just unethical — it is dangerous by Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., MBA and Paul Decker Ph.D., Hechinger Report (Opinion)
    • Reimagining Social Institutions: Higher Education, an SSRC and SAGE publishing panel moderated by Alondra Nelson, Ph.D. (video)
    • Black in AI, Board Member Panel (video)
    • Building the Public Interest Technology by Jenny Toomey & Latanya Sweeney, Ph.D., Stanford Social Innovation Review
  • 2:00 - 5:00 R Workshop “Making Computational Methods Accessible: Modeling and Visualization” (Zoom) (video)

Monday June 20, 2022 - Day 1: Introduction and Ethics
Tuesday June 21, 2022 - Day 2: Collecting Digital Trace Data
  • Day 2: Pre-arrival Videos, Corresponding Slides, & Annotated Code (Takeaway Sheet)

  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 9:00 - 10:00 R, Python, and STATA Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Logistics and Introduction to Group Exercise (Zoom) (video)

  • 10:15 - 11:30 Group Exercise Continuation: Identify a Research Question with Digital Trace Data (Zoom) OR Content-Specific Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Bite-Sized Lunchtime Talk #1: Just Tech Program (SSRC) (slides) (Zoom) (video) (LIVE Q&A) OR R, STATA, and Python Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 2:30 Group Exercise Continuation: Develop a Sampling Frame (Zoom) OR Content-Specific Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 2:30 - 3:30 Group Exercise Continuation: Populate the Sampling Frame with Screen-Scraping (Zoom)

  • 3:30 - 3:45 Group Exercise Debrief and Logistics (Zoom) (video)

Wednesday June 22, 2022 - Day 3: Automated Text Analysis
  • Day 3: Pre-arrival Videos, Corresponding Slides, & Annotated Code (Takeaway Sheet)

  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 9:00 - 10:00 R, STATA, and Python Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Logistics and Introduction to Group Exercise (Zoom) (video)

  • 10:15 - 11:30 Group Exercise Continuation: Extract Features from Tweets (Zoom) OR Content-Specific Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Bite-Sized Lunchtime Talk #2: Cite Black Women Collective (slides) (video) (CBW praxis) (Article) and varyCSS (video) (Zoom) (LIVE Q&A) OR R, STATA, and Python Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

    • Christen A. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology & Director, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
    • Gabriel Varela, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology Department, Duke University
  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 3:30 Group Exercise Continuation: Predict Features of Tweets Associated with Retweets and Produce Visualization (Zoom) OR Content-Specific Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 3:30 - 3:45 Group Exercise Debrief (Zoom) (video)

  • 3:45 - 4:00 Break

  • 4:00 - 5:00 Inaugural SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2022 Motivational Address (slides) (Zoom) (video)

    • Paula Moreno, Founder/President, Manos Visibles, Member, Ford Foundation Board of Trustees (2007 to 2010), and Minister of Culture, Columbia (2007 to 2010)
  • 5:00 - 5:15 Logistics (Zoom) (video)

Thursday June 23, 2022 - Day 4: Surveys in the Digital Age
Friday June 24, 2022 - Day 5: Mass Collaboration and Machine Learning
  • Day 5: Pre-arrival Videos & Corresponding Slides (Takeaway Sheet)

  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 9:00 - 10:00 R, STATA, and Python Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Logistics (Zoom) (video)

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Introduction to the Group Exercise (Zoom) (video)

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Group Exercise Continuation: SICSS-H/M Mass Collaboration Activity Lesson Plan (participants) Lesson Plan (instructors) (Zoom) OR Content-Specific Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Bite-Sized Lunchtime Talk #4: Research Data Management Team (University of California, Berkeley) (worksheet) (additional resources) (slides) (video) and Research IT (University of California, Berkeley) (slides) (video) (Zoom) (LIVE Q&A) OR R, STATA, and Python Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

    • Erin D. Foster, Service Lead, Research Data Management Program, University of California, Berkeley
    • Chris Hoffman, Ph.D., Associate Director, Research IT, University of California, Berkeley
    • Anna Sackmann, Science Data & Engineering Librarian, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1:00 - 1:15 Break

  • 1:15 - 3:00 Group Exercise Continuation: SICSS-H/M Mass Collaboration Activity (Zoom) (video) OR Content-Specific Office Hours with Mathematica TAs (as needed) (Zoom)

  • 3:00 - 3:15 Break

  • 3:15 - 3:45 Group Exercise Debrief and Logistics (Zoom) (video)

  • 3:45 - 5:30 Celebration with DJ ROC (Zoom)

Saturday June 25, 2022 - Day Off
Sunday June 26, 2022 - Day Off
Monday June 27, 2022 - Day 6: Work on Group Projects
  • Mathematica TAs are Available via Email/Zoom for Consultation Starting on Tuesday

  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 9:30 - 10:00 Logistics (Zoom) (video)

  • 10:00 - 11:30 SICSS-Africa + African Descendants Inaugural Panel: “Interrogating Data Collection Methods Focused on African and African Descendants: Challenges and Opportunities” (Poster) (LIVE Q&A)

    Speakers

    Moderator

    • Susana Edjang, Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Break

  • 11:45 - 12:00 Logistics and Research Speed Dating Logistics (Zoom) (video)

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Bite-Sized Lunchtime Talk #5: MITRE (slides) (Zoom) (video) (LIVE Q&A)

  • 1:00 - 1:15 Introduction to Speed Dating (Zoom)

  • 1:15 - 2:25 Speed Dating Exercise (Zoom)

  • 2:25 - 2:40 Break

  • 2:40 - 3:30 Family Free For All

  • 3:30 - 4:00 Group Debrief (Join Research Teams) (Zoom) (video)

  • 4:00 - 5:30 Featured Presentation #1: “Robotruckers: The Double Threat of AI for Low-Wage Work” (video) - LIVE Session to Include Q&A and Office Hours (slides) (Zoom) (LIVE Q&A)

Tuesday June 28, 2022 - Day 7: Work on Group Projects
Wednesday June 29, 2022 - Day 8: Work on Group Projects
  • Mathematica TAs are Available via Email/Zoom for Consultation (please see SCHEDULE)

  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 9:30 - 10:00 Logistics (Zoom) (video)

  • 10:00 - 12:00 Work on Group Projects (Zoom)

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Bite-Sized Lunchtime Talk #6: Campus-Wide Institutional Survey Research and Data Collection (Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley) (Zoom) (video) (LIVE Q&A)

    • Lisa García Bedolla, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Graduate Studies, Dean of the Graduate Division, & Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1:00 - 4:00 Work on Group Projects (Zoom)

  • 4:00 - 5:30 Featured Presentation #3: “Using Data to Customize the 3D Audio Experience” (video) - LIVE Session to Include Q&A and Office Hours (slides) (Zoom) (LIVE Q&A)

Thursday June 30, 2022 - Day 9: Work on Group Projects
Friday July 1, 2022 - Day 10: Present Group Projects
  • Mathematica TAs are Available via Email/Zoom for Consultation (please see SCHEDULE)

  • Participant Zoom Links

  • 9:30 - 10:00 Logistics (Zoom) (video)

  • 10:00 - 11:30 SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2022 Keynote Address (Zoom) (video)

    • Safiya Noble, Ph.D., MacArthur Foundation Fellow & Professor, Gender Studies and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Break

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Work on Group Projects (Zoom)

  • 1:00 - 1:20 Overview of Group and Individual Project Presentations (Zoom) (video) & Surprise LIVE Midday Motivation Safiya Noble, Ph.D. (Zoom) (video)

  • 1:20 - 4:00 Group and Individual Project Presentations (Zoom)

  • 4:00 - 5:00 Closing Plenary and Q&A, Mathematica (Zoom) (video)

  • 5:00 - 5:15 Break

  • 5:15 - 5:45 SICSS-Howard/Mathematica Final Debrief and Conclusion (Zoom)

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