Winter 2019 Distinguished Lecturer - Dr. Sonia Goltz

March 20, 2019 | Theme: Organizational Behavior 


Professor Sonia Goltz


Felt Experience: A Key Bridge Between Research Knowledge and Social Change

Research Statement

Academics are criticized for living in ivory towers. A more “virtuous” cycle begins with personal experiences that motivate research and ends with applying knowledge to improve the world. Our understanding of diversity has increased as a result of members of underrepresented groups generating new knowledge, such as on implicit bias and bystander effects, but this has minimal impact if it remains in the collective intellect. 
Bringing majority group members closer to the felt experience of minorities is a type of “active learning” that moves beyond data demonstrating the problem to a deeper understanding and motivation to resolve it. 

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