Access, Equity & Justice Blog Posts

Documenting Youth Resilience During the Pandemic

Natalia Deeb-Sossa, associate professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, has a passion for advocating for marginalized communities and addressing inequities. She documented the pandemic’s impact on children of farm workers with support from a Public Impact Research Initiative grant.

Completing Case Narratives

Criminal procedure scholar and Professor Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe hopes her public scholarship will help give defendants a place in the narratives of their own case decisions.

Build. Engineer. Tinker. Adapt.

Lee Martin '01, Ph.D. and associate professor in the UC Davis School of Education, is working with community partners, national agencies, and area high schools to inspire youth to build, engineer, tinker and adapt so they can learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

Public Scholarship for Peace

Professor and Founding Director of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis Keith David Watenpaugh’s work in public scholarship has not only earned him national recognition, but also helped hundreds of displaced refugees throughout the world. 

Humanizing Displacement During a Pandemic

After a year-and-a-half of restrictions, Professor Robert Irwin and his team traveled to Tijuana to conduct their PIRI funded, community-engaged scholarship. The trip was invaluable and reaffirmed just how much this type of work is needed as this pandemic pervades.

20 miles away. A world apart.

Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa addresses issues faced by Mexican farmworker mothers by connecting with the community of Knights Landing to advocate for educational rights and establish health clinics in the town. 

Listening to the Undocumented

Roy “RJ” Taggueg, Jr. is an undocumented UC Davis student whose parents came from the Philippines when he was 7 years old. Now he is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology with a research focus on studying the undocumented Filipinx population.