Future Transdisciplinarity at ASU, Spring 2024

April 5, 2024 | Fort McDowell, AZ

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Transdisciplinary approaches are frequently invoked for addressing the most pressing problems currently affecting humanity. Challenges like global climate change, inequality, and sustainable cities cannot be understood or responded to by a single method or discipline, and ASU prides itself for fostering transdisciplinary work in teaching and research. However, scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities can understand the concept of transdisciplinarity in noticeably divergent ways. In this workshop, we want to explore the following questions: How do ideas about what constitutes transdisciplinarity impact faculty research and teaching at ASU? What factors push faculty towards transdisciplinary work, and what factors pull them away from it? How do ASU faculty understand the relationships between transdisciplinarity, community-engaged research, and the co-production of knowledge?

Schedule of Events:

10:00 – 10:30 AMCoffee Service, Hospitality
Y’ow Hospitality Suite
10:30 – 11:30 AMWelcome & Introductions | Origin & Expected Outcomes
Osvaldo Sala & Jason Bruner | Y’ow Hospitality Suite
11:30 – 12:00 AMPrevious Takeaways from Different Disciplines
Jingle Wu, Daniel Gilfillan & Peter de Marneffe | Y’ow Hospitality Suite
12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch
Y’ow Hospitality Suite
1:00 – 1:15 PMIntro to Coproduction
Steward Pickett | Y’ow Hospitality Suite
1:15 – 2:15 PMWorking Group 1 | Coproduction & Transdisciplinarity
Y’ow Hospitality Suite
2:15 – 2:30 PMReporting, Working Group 1
Y’ow Hospitality Suite
2:30 – 2:45 PMBreak
Y’ow Hospitality Suite
2:45 – 3:45 PMWorking Group 2 | Drivers: Pushes & Pulls for Transdisciplinarity
Y’ow Hospitality Suite
3:45 – 4:00 PMReporting, Working Group 2
Y’ow Hospitality Suite
4:00 – 4:30 PMFuture Outcomes & Anticipated Actions
Osvaldo Sala & Jason Bruner | Y’ow Hospitality Suite

Venue Information & Maps

The workshop will be hosted at We-Ko-Pa, in the Y’ow Hospitality Suite.

The Yo’w Hospitality Suite is located on the first floor just past the Hotel Front Desk on the right side of the hallway. A layout of the We’Ko’Pa Resort can be found here. If you have any issue finding the suite, please reach out to Em Gonzalez at (623) 249-8675.

Driving directions from ASU to workshop venue.


Attendee List  

Jason Bruner

Director of Desert Humanities Initiative, Institute Humanities Research

Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz

Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences

Sara El-Sayed

Senior Global Futures Scientist, Global Futures Scientists and Scholars

Don Fixico

Regents Professor, SHPRS History Faculty

Daniel Gilfillan

Associate Professor, German, School of International Letters and Cultures

David Guston

Associate Vice Provost for Discovery, Engagement and Outcomes & Professor, Global Futures Laboratory

Michael Hanneman

Director, Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy

Bertram Jacobs

Professor, School of Life Sciences

Sally Kitch

Regents’ Professor & Center Director, SST Women and Gender Studies

Peter de Marneffe

Professor, Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Flavio Marsiglia

Professor, School of Social Work

Steward Pickett

Founding Director, Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Osvaldo Sala

Regents’ Professor, Global Drylands Center

Everett Shock

Professor, School Of Earth and Space Exploration

Jianguo Wu

Dean’s Distinguished Professor, School of Life Sciences

Support: Em Gonzalez

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