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Headshot of Elizabeth Melton Department of Communication

Graduation Year: 2020

GCPR Practicum: A hometown study utilizing critical oral histories to prompt discussions about racism and education in East Texas. The practicum time was used to cultivate relationships with potential community partners

Favorite GCPR Class(es): Decolonizing Methodologies; Anti-Racism Training

Advice: “Validating that even just getting coffee with someone, making these appointments and reaching out, having a list of phone numbers and actually calling them, even if no one responds – like that is the work. That is valuable.”

“Thinking of your community research, even if its not with a community or a space that you’ve identified as home, but kind of thinking of it in a way where you can have a long-term relationship – somewhere you want to go back to – I think that is the only way it can be successful.”