This talk by Dr. Karen Fisher is today at 12:00 in CSE 203 (Paul G. Allen
Building - CSE1).

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:37 AM Samia Ibtasam <>

> Please join us for Change Seminar next Tuesday (Feb 19) at noon in CSE 203
> for a talk by iSchool Professor Dr. Karen Fisher.
> *Who:* Karen Fisher - Professor, iSchool; Adjunct Professor, Communication
> *What:* Humanitarian Research by Conflict Zones
> *When:* Tuesday, Feb 19, 12-1pm
> *Where:* CSE 203
> *Abstract:*
> In this talk, iSchool Professor Karen Fisher outlines the main principles
> for carrying out Humanitarian Research by conflict zones guided by the
> mantra of “People First,” Data Second.” Based on her experiences as an
> embedded field researcher since 2014 with UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) in the
> Middle East, she shares the sensitivities of working in settings with
> people displaced by conflict, the commitments required of researchers, and
> opportunities for supporting resilience.
> *Bio:*
> Dr. Karen Fisher (Professor, iSchool; Adjunct Professor, Communication)
> has been an embedded field researcher since 2014 with UNHCR Jordan (UN
> Refugee Agency) by the Syrian Border using design ethnography and other
> methods in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030). With a
> focus on resilience and gender, her research includes Syrian youth as ICT
> wayfarers; a Za’atari Camp Life Book to preserve indigenous knowledge
> through food, art and stories; a camp-wide library system; and the nuances
> of place and time for Information Grounds. Karen received inaugural 2018
> Facebook Research Award "Data Science & Field Design Methods for Supporting
> Crisis Informatics in Conflict Zones” (Co-PIs Kate Starbird, Reem Talhouk,
> Jevin West & Eiad Yafi). Set in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, the research
> addresses many issues, including integration, repatriation, and refoulment.
> In 2019 she is starting a new mission with CSE/DUB to co-design
> accessibility fab labs. Karen is a Visiting Professor at the Open Lab,
> Newcastle University, UK, as well as Abo Akademi University, Turku,
> Finland, and Siegen University.
> Best,
> Samia Ibtasam <>
> Computer Science & Engineering
> University of Washington

Samia Ibtasam <>
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
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