Full course description
About This Course:
This To Be Welcoming course introduces bias based on politics and political affiliation in the United States. These modules offer definitions, discussion points, and context to situate your understanding of broad issues of bias in a democracy and how they differ from other biases in the curriculum. We begin by defining the key terms you will see throughout the course, followed by a video module featuring faculty experts answering commonly asked questions. Next, we provide some context and discussion of political parties, speech, and social media. We conclude with points for starting your own discussions on political culture bias and considering appropriate responses.
Prior to taking this course, it is highly recommended that you complete TBW100, To be Welcoming: Foundational Course. The Foundational Course will provide you with the context and vocabulary necessary to make the most out of this course.
Meet Your Instructors
Jeremiah Chin, J.D. Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Center for Indian Education Arizona State University
Jeremiah Chin, J.D. Ph.D., graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a PhD from Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation. His research focuses on the intersections of race, law, and science—particularly in the Supreme Court. His dissertation looked at the role of social science data in Supreme Court opinions on Affirmative Action and Fair Housing, uncovering the interplay between Amicus Briefs, data and opinions of the Court. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Indian Education, with research looking at the School to Prison Pipeline, the intersection of Race and Indigeneity, and importantly, co-creating a Critical Legal Preparation Program that would seek to create a pipeline to law school for underrepresented and first-generation students.
Dr. Jessica Solyom
Associate Research Professor - School of Social Transformation Arizona State University
Jessica Solyom, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Justice and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University. She has worked in research, program development, and program evaluation for postsecondary institutions in promoting diversity in curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom management for over 10 years. Her research focuses on diversity, belonging, and justice. Her scholarly publications have explored the justice-related struggles of historically underrepresented students including explorations of race and gender in student leadership, persistence for students of color in predominantly white postsecondary settings, and education rights activism among Indigenous college students. She is currently an Associate Research Professor and teaches courses on Research and Inquiry, Critical Race Theory, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Dr. Solyom serves as a mentor at the Center for Indian Education (ASU) in preparing and training rising students of color as community embedded researchers and servant-leaders.