Behind the publication with Dr. Kess Ballentine
Noon to 4 p.m.
Detroit, MI 48202
Please join the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program & the Center for Gender and Sexuality for our next session of Behind the Publication, a behind-the-scenes workshop series on faculty research in gender and sexuality.
The series continues with Dr. Kess Ballentine, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Dr. Ballentine is a research affiliate of the Detroit Partnership for Education Equity & Research and a co-investigator for the Pittsburgh Wage Study. She is an Early Career Fellow of the Work and Family Researchers Network. Dr. Ballentine's overarching research goal is to develop a holistic framework of how working people navigate workplaces, child-serving institutions, home life, and social forces across the community. This presentation, entitled "The Value of Stick-With-It-Ness: My Long Journey from Feminist Theory Course Paper to Published Paper," draws on her experiences publishing on feminist care ethics. Dr. Ballentine was also the 2022 Teacher of the Year in the School of Social Work.
About the series: The central goal of this series is to offer graduate and undergraduate students a series of informal workshops where faculty encourage and demystify research by sharing their own experiences. We invite WSU faculty members to share a little about the genesis of their current or recent research. We ask them to discuss the joys and frustrations of the project; to elaborate on the decisions around the scope of the work; to assess methodological questions; to discuss writing practices; to highlight the importance of colleagues, librarians, friends, and other interlocutors more generally for their work; and to offer tips and strategies to help students through their own projects.