Congratulations to Christine Ménard, Régan Schwartz, and Phi Hong Su for receiving honorable mention for the 2023 Teaching Innovation Award in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies!
The Honorable Mention for the 2023 Teaching Innovation Award in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies is Phi Hong Su, Christine Ménard, and Régan Schwartz at Williams College for the course Global Studies/Sociology/Science and Technology Studies 262: Paper Trails. Paper Trails brings innovative experiential learning to tackle the connection between documentation practices and systemic violence, particularly against marginalized populations. The course engages students in conversation about paper trails in their lives, “tracing their informational selves and connecting with a news event”. A particularly interesting innovation is the examination of bureaucratic and surveillance practices through various forms of record-keeping, and partnering with a local community organization including Berkshire Overdose and Addiction Prevention Collaborative, Berkshire Immigrant Center, Jewish Family Services, and Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Historic Preservation Office to create informational tools for community members.