HTLab: Photovoice: Art & Humanities Research & Pedagogy
Virtual workshop on May 6, 2022, from 10-11:30am
In this final HTLab of the academic year, Gina M. Lewis, Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Bowie State University, will demonstrate how instructors across disciplines can use arts methodologies in their pedagogical practices and for community-engaged teaching and learning. As a primary investigator on the C&O Canal National Historic Park Ethnohistories: African American Communities in Context project for the National Park Service, Professor Lewis experiments with photovoice as a methodology for community-based, participatory action research. Her project explores the experiences of historic and contemporary African American communities that have associations with or are impacted by the C&O Canal National Historic Park. Professor Lewis has engaged students and teachers from Friendly High School in Fort Washington, MD, as participant researchers using photovoice to explore the presence/absence and inclusion/exclusion of African American stories in the C&O Canal NHP and other related parks.
- Learn how photovoice can be used as a tool for arts and humanities research in and beyond the classroom
- Explore how photovoice can be integrated into research and classroom situations
- Consider alternative, arts-based projects for inquiry, analysis, and interpretation
- Use photovoice tools to explore social issues that are important within the group of participants