ACC Research Team
Dr. Coleen Carrigan is a feminist anthropologist of science, technology and society (STS). She investigates the historical and cultural dimensions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a particular emphasis on Computer Science and Engineering, and why these high-status fields appear impervious to desegregation. She applies her research findings to create interventions that help foster welcoming environments for underrepresented groups in STEM and transform the powers of technology to advance social justice.
Alana Salas-Yoshii is a fourth year Anthropology and Geography major with a concentration in International Development at Cal Poly. In ACC she has taken lead on turning case studies from scripts to film. Additionally she has gained knowledge on qualitative coding, data collection, and working collaboratively in a group. She hopes her work with ACC will bring conversations of diversity and bias into a new light.
Abigail Craig is in her third year at California Polytechnic State University in pursuit of a degree in Anthropology and Geography that is concentrated in Nutritional and Medical Anthropology and complemented by double minors in Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture. Abigail focuses the majority of her time in the Carrigan Lab coding qualitative data for ACC and reviewing and collecting literature. She hopes her efforts in the lab will help empower others to raise consciousness for community advocacy and social justice.
Gabriel Medina-Kim is a undergraduate senior at Cal Poly SLO pursuing a major in Computer Science and a minor in Gender, Race, Culture, Science, & Technology. Outside the Carrigan Lab, Gabriel immerses himself in youth outreach where he focuses on volunteer work is centered on participatory engagement, emotional intelligence, and STEM exposure for underrepresented racial minority students.
ANT 201 Fall 2015 Class