Keynote Speaker: Tatiana Bryant
Tatiana Bryant’s current research focuses on perceptions of OER and Open Access amongst scholars who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, with an emphasis on Ethnic Studies faculty and graduate students. Ethnic Studies is a discipline founded with a unique ethos centered in community building, public scholarship, and racial and social justice. This mission aligns with the philosophy of Open, specifically the creation and accessibility of OER. Despite this ideological alignment, there is a substantial lack of OER for Ethnic Studies. In this keynote, she will discuss her latest study on the barriers to sustainable OER creation for Ethnic Studies and some potential interventions to counter them.
Tatiana Bryant (she/her) is the Research Librarian for Digital Humanities, History, and African American Studies at UC Irvine. Previously she taught Black Studies and Global Studies courses at the undergraduate level. She holds an MPA in International Public and Nonprofit Management from NYU, an MSLIS from Pratt Institute, and a BA in History from Hampton University. She is a 2017 OpenCon Berlin fellow, a 2020 OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, and a 2021 Pedagogy Lab Fellow at The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies. Her research interests include gender identity and performance, open pedagogy, and cultural heritage preservation. She’s on Twitter at @BibliotecariaT.