LSC guest lecture: “Communication Research with Indigenous People” – March 30

The Department of Life Sciences Communication will host Amanda D. Boyd from Washington State University, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 10 a.m. in Microbial Sciences 1510. The presentation is titled “Communication Research with Indigenous People: A Discussion of Lessons Learned and Guiding Principles for Working with Communities.”

From the department:

“[Boyd’s] research that incorporates local values, community, and culture can provide insight into the development of effective communication campaigns. Dr. Boyd is a member of the Metis Nation of Alberta. She has more than 16 years of communication research experience with Indigenous populations in the United States and Canada. Dr. Boyd engages in research that is informed by Indigenous peoples’ priorities and is conducted in ways that are inclusive of their experiences, knowledge, and perspectives. Dr. Boyd will discuss two research studies during this presentation: (1) examining risk perceptions of traditional foods and contaminants in the Canadian Arctic; and (2) assessing communication about COVID-19 among Native Americans in the United States. Results demonstrate the need to incorporate priority populations in decision-making about risk management, communication development, and dissemination. Dr. Boyd will conclude with lessons for working with Indigenous communities on health and environmental communication research.”