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Tatiana Bryant’s current research focuses on perceptions of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access amongst scholars who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, with an emphasis on Ethnic Studies faculty and graduate students. Ethnic Studies is a discipline founded with a unique ethos centered in community building, public scholarship, and racial and social justice. This mission aligns with the philosophy of Open, specifically the creation and accessibility of OER. Despite this ideological alignment, there is a substantial lack of OER for Ethnic Studies. In this keynote, she will discuss her latest study on the barriers to sustainable OER creation for Ethnic Studies and some potential interventions to counter them.

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Tatiana Bryant (she/her/hers) is the Associate Librarian for Digital Humanities, History, and African American Studies at UC Irvine. Previously she taught Black Studies and Global Studies at the undergraduate level. She holds an MPA in International Public and Nonprofit Management from NYU, an MSLIS from Pratt Institute, and a BA in History from Hampton University. Her research interests include gender identity and performance, open pedagogy, and cultural heritage preservation.


Open Educational Resources, Open access publishing, Scholarly publishing, Social justice


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Keynote Address Towards Sustainable OER Creation for Ethnic Studies