At this workshop, Angelica broke down the myth that research and data are inaccessible and boring, and instead experience the thrill of telling a story by embracing data as a powerful tool for social justice. In this workshop, participants learned what researchers actually do including how to create a research question, how to form hypotheses, how to test hypotheses in a systematic way, and how to visually communicate your findings to inform others. Participants used a “choose your own adventure” model to design their own study and then translated their findings into dynamic infographics using Canva. This workshop was digital and included a data visualization lesson led by Girls Write Now Fellow Tatiana Mena Ramos.
- Gained a better understanding of how to use data to strengthen your claims when writing
- Learned how to create an infographic
- Worked collaboratively in a group
- Learned about the professional journey of a researcher
- Learned about presenting data in a compelling way via infographics
- Developed a new excitement towards data as a tool for storytelling.
- “I learned how powerful research can be”
- “I learned that collecting data isn’t as scary as I thought”
- “A good reminder that visualizing the data makes it feel more concrete and powerful’’
Angelica Puzio is a doctoral candidate at NYU, where she studies how gender and race stereotypes shape the world around us. She uses qualitative and quantitative data to investigate how stereotypes affect children and adolescents; her studies show that resisting patriarchy and white supremacy leads to healthier development. Angelica teaches Psychology of Gender at Brooklyn College. Her research has been featured in the Economist and HuffPost.