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The Research Her

The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Jul 15, 2021

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Jun 17, 2021

In honor of Megan Thee Stallion's THOT Shit release, we talk about hoe shit, the history of being considered a hoe, the politics of body autonomy, and the practice of pleasure activism. We get into the origin of the word, the work of pleasure activists, the history of control over black women's bodies, and how to ways...

Jun 8, 2021

The narrative about being single is often seen as monolithic. Every single person is expected to want a relationship. There are stereotypes about educated Black women and their desires. In this episode, we two Black women share their story.


In this episode we discuss: 

  • Family and friends putting pressure on single...

May 12, 2021

As we continue our conversation after Teacher Appreciation week and celebrate Mental Health Aware Month this May we discuss recruiting and retention in the teaching profession with Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson who dives into the topic of teacher's mental health and how to create better spaces for teachers.

Dr. Valerie...

May 4, 2021

We are revisited by the wonder Dr. Arianna Stokes from episode 20 of the show. She educates us on her dissertation titled "Faculty Perceptions of Persistence Among African American Students Enrolled in Distance Education Courses at Community Colleges" and much more.


In this episode, we discuss


Challenges faced...