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Research in Action is a weekly podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education from experts across a range of disciplines.

Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more Dr. Katie Linder, Director of the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit

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Research in Action is a weekly podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education from experts across a range of disciplines.

    Ep 183: Dr. Ron Mize on Researching Immigrant Labor

    Ep 183: Dr. Ron Mize on Researching Immigrant Labor

    On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ron Mize, an Associate Professor in the School of Language, Culture, and Society.  He previously taught International Relations, Sociology, Latino Studies, and Ethnic Studies at ITAM (Mexico City), Humboldt State University, Cornell University, University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne, California State University-San Marcos, University of California San Diego, Southwestern College, Colorado State University and University of Wisconsin Rock County.  His scholarly research focuses on the historical origins of racial, class, and gender oppression in the lives of Mexicano/as residing in the United States. He is the author of over 50 scholarly publications, including four books.
    Segment 1: Researching Immigrant Labor [00:00-19:21]
    Segment 2: Researching Politicized or Controversial Topics [19:22-35:53]
    To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:
    Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast
    Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu
    Voicemail: 541-737-1111
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    The views expressed by guests on the Research in Action podcast do not necessarily represent the views of Oregon State University Ecampus or Oregon State University.

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    Ep 182: Dr. Katie Linder with a Fond Farewell

    Ep 182: Dr. Katie Linder with a Fond Farewell

    On this episode, Katie offers a fond farewell as she transitions out of her role at Oregon State Ecampus and as the host of the "Research in Action" podcast.
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    To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, post a comment below or contact the “Research in Action” podcast:
    Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast
    Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu
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    If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.
    The views expressed by guests on the Research in Action podcast do not necessarily represent the views of Oregon State University Ecampus or Oregon State University.

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    [From the Archives] Ep 134: Dr. Michelle Covi on Sea Level Rise Research

    [From the Archives] Ep 134: Dr. Michelle Covi on Sea Level Rise Research

    On this episode, Katie is joined by Michelle Covi, an assistant professor of practice at Old Dominion University in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and a Virginia Sea Grant extension partner. She conducts research and outreach activities for climate adaptation and coastal resilience efforts for Virginia with an emphasis on Hampton Roads. Her research areas include sea level rise and resilience risk perception and communication, public participation in adaptation planning processes and engagement/outreach practices. She co-organizes the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/ Flooding Adaptation Forum, a quarterly meeting of adaptation stakeholders and co-chaired the Citizen Engagement Working Group of the Hampton Roads Intergovernmental Pilot Project. She completed her doctorate in Coastal Resources Management at East Carolina University, where her focus was on sea level rise risk communication and policy. She has a Masters degree in Marine Science from University of Georgia where she studied salt marsh ecology.
    Segment 1: Sea Level Rise Research [00:00-11:57]
    In this first segment, Michelle shares about her research on sea level rise.
    In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Segment 2: Sea Level Rise Risk Preparation [11:58-23:20]
    In segment two, Michelle shares about her work with sea level rise preparation.
    Segment 3: Interdisciplinary Partnerships [23:21-35:59]
    In segment three, Michelle discusses the interdisciplinary nature of her work.
    In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:
    ODU Resilience Collaborative Virginia Sea Grant To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:
    Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

    Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

    Voicemail: 541-737-1111
    If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.
    The views expressed by guests on the Research in Action podcast do not necessarily represent the views of Oregon State University Ecampus or Oregon State University.

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    [From the Archives] Ep 121: Dr. Ludovico Cademartiri on Researching Plants

    [From the Archives] Ep 121: Dr. Ludovico Cademartiri on Researching Plants

    On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ludovico Cademartiri, who obtained a Laurea degree in Materials Science from the University of Parma in 2002 and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Toronto in 2008 with Geoffrey A. Ozin. He was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of George M. Whitesides at Harvard University. His work spans materials chemistry, physical chemistry, molecular electronics, flame manipulation, plasma processing, polymers, and environments-by-design and has been recognized by national and international awards, most recently the Beckman Young Investigator Award, and the Plant Science Institute Faculty Fellow Award. He has been at Iowa State since 2012.
    Segment 1: Plant Research [00:00-12:12]
    In this first segment, Ludovico describes his research on plants.
    In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:
    Lind, K. R., Sizmur, T., Benomar, S., Miller, A., & Cademartiri, L. (2014). LEGO Bricks as building blocks for centimeter-scale biological environments: The case of plants. PLoS ONE 9(6): e100867. Segment 2: Using Plasmas for Nanostructure Processing [12:13-22:06]
    In segment two, Ludovico shares about some of his research on plasmas.
    Segment 3: Career Building Blocks [22:07-34:17]
    In segment three, Ludovico discusses the building blocks of his career.
    To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:
    Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

    Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

    Voicemail: 541-737-1111
    If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.
    The views expressed by guests on the Research in Action podcast do not necessarily represent the views of Oregon State University Ecampus or Oregon State University.

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    [From the Archives] Ep 126: Dr. Reem Hajjar on Researching Forestry

    [From the Archives] Ep 126: Dr. Reem Hajjar on Researching Forestry

    On this episode, Kaite is joined by Dr. Reem Hajjar, an Assistant Professor of Integrated Human and Ecological Systems in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist, and studies the relationship between forests and livelihoods, and how various governance mechanisms and institutions (policies, norms, and markets) shape that relationship. Most of her work to-date has taken place in tropical and sub-tropical forests, with a recent extension into the Pacific Northwest of North America. Most recently, she's been working on projects related to community-based forest management in Mexico, global reviews on community forestry and small-scale forest enterprises, gendered impacts of land grabs in Ethiopia, impacts of forest policy changes in Ghana, and cattle sector certification in Brazil.
    Segment 1: Forestry Research [00:00-17:03]
    In this first segment, Reem describes the discipline of forestry.
    In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:
    FoLIAGe Research group website Rights and Resources Initiative Segment 2: Researching Internationally [17:04-34:51]
    In segment two, Reem shares about her international research and when she decides to expand to a new research site.
    In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:
    Articles on community forestry in Brazil and Mexico: Hajjar, R., McGrath, D. G., Kozak, R. A., & Innes, J.L. (2011). Framing community forestry challenges with a broader lens: Case studies from the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Environmental Management, 92, 2159-2169. Hajjar, R., Kozak, R. A., & Innes, J. L. (2012). Is decentralization leading to “real” decision-making power for forest-dependent communities? Case studies from Mexico and Brazil. Ecology and Society, 17(1), 12. Hajjar, R., Kozak, R. A., El-Lakany, H., & Innes, J. L. (2013). Community forests for forest communities: Integrating community-defined goals and practices in the design of forestry initiatives. Land Use Policy, 34, 158-167. Secondary-level institutions in Mexico: Hajjar, R., & Kozak, R. A. (2017). The evolution of forest producer associations and their current role in REDD+: Case studies from Quintana Roo, Mexico. Land Use Policy, 60, 373-383. Work in Ghana: Hajjar, R. (2015). Advancing small-scale forestry under FLEGT and REDD in Ghana. Forest Policy and Economics, 58(2015), 12-20. Hajjar, R. (2015). Researching the possible and likely implications of Ghana’s REDD+ and VPA plans on land and tree tenure reform. Report to FERN. Non-extractive research in Peru: Vasquez-Fernandez, A. M., Hajjar, R., Shuñaqui Sangama, M. I., Lizardo, R. S., Pinedo, M. P., Innes, J. L., & Kozak, R. A. (2017). Co-creating and decolonizing a methodology using indigenist approaches: Alliance with the Asheninka and Yine-Yami peoples of the Peruvian Amazon. ACME An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 17(3). Visit Dr. Reem Hajjar's publications page to see more. Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:38]: Learning Multiple Languages
    Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-05:41]: Extractive vs. Relational Research
    To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:
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    Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

    Voicemail: 541-737-1111
    If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.
    The views expressed by guests on the Research in Action podcast do not necessarily represent the views of Oregon State University Ecampus or Oregon State University.

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    [From the Archives] Ep 101: Dr. Ian E. Munanura on Ecotourism

    [From the Archives] Ep 101: Dr. Ian E. Munanura on Ecotourism

    On this episode, Katie is joined by Ian E. Munanura, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University. He earned a Doctorate in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University in South Carolina. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Tourism and Wildlife Conservation from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. He teaches courses on ecotourism and sustainable communities, sustainable tourism planning, and a study abroad course on international perspectives of ecotourism and political ecology. His scholarship seeks to identify the human resilience and wellbeing constraints, which could create livelihood vulnerability, human dependence on forest resources for livelihoods, and loss of biodiversity. He also seeks to identify the potential of community-based tourism to mitigate human resilience and wellbeing constraints, which could influence biodiversity loss. His geographical area of scholarship interest is the Pacific Northwest, Southeast Asia, and East Africa. Previously, Dr. Munanura has worked in Rwanda as a field project director and country director for the Wildlife Conservation Society. He also led a $5 million project funded by the US Agency for International Development in Rwanda, designed to integrate and promote sustainable tourism, biodiversity conservation, human health, and economic development.
    Segment 1: Ecotourism [00:00-12:37]
    In this first segment, Ian shares about his research on ecotourism.
    Segment 2: Researching Rural Communities [12:38-24:59]
    In segment two, Ian discusses what led him to research rural communities.
    Segment 3: International Perspectives [25:00-33:37]
    In segment three, Ian shares about his international education has impacted his research.
    In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:
    Travel Oregon Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-7:03]: Tourism as a Way to Strengthen Emotional Well Being and Resilience
    To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast:
    Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast

    Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu

    Voicemail: 541-737-1111
    If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.
    The views expressed by guests on the Research in Action podcast do not necessarily represent the views of Oregon State University Ecampus or Oregon State University.

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So much to learn!

Katie's guests do aa wonderful job of discussing what it's like being a practicing member of the academy.

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Welcome to the world of research (warts and all)

I just listened to Episodes 51 and 49 where very respected researchers (Sara Goldrick-Rab and Therese Huston) discussed all aspects of their research from inception to dissemination. Dr. Linder manages to make issues in research extremely accessible and realistic while capturing the human side (and costs) of engaging in this arduous and rewarding work.

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Great podcast!

This podcast is somewhat out of my interest area, but it's really well produced & Dr. Linder is a highly engaging host. Check out the special anniversary episode to hear more from the people involved in the research & recording process.

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