When I teach, I aim for students to develop researcher identities. Regardless of whether they participate professionally in research, I believe encouraging curiosity and reflexivity can lead to empathy and ethical conduct. Therefore I encourage students to wake up “sleeping” categories, to borrow Emily Martin’s turn of phrase, to question what often goes unexamined; to use emotional responses like discomfort as tools to develop thoughtful research questions; and to imagine other ways of being through cross-cultural comparison and intracultural reflexivity. Finally, I provide opportunities for students to practice different methodologies to equip their curiosity with practical skills.
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