Join us for the launch of the Scholarship and Activism Forum and a roundtable discussion on the topics of scholarship, activism, and social justice. What does engaged scholarship look like in different disciplines? What is the role of the academy in promoting a just society? How is our scholarship impacted by the changing political climate?
Following introductory remarks from Dean of Humanities Dr. Chris Goto-Jones our roundtable discussion will include:
Dr. Karen Kobayashi is a social gerontologist who uses a life course perspective to explore the intersections of structural, cultural, and individual factors/experiences affecting health and aging in the Canadian population. Recently, she discussed the relationship between this research and her longstanding involvement with Japanese-Canadian activist organization Tonari Gumi.
Dr. John Lutz, is a historian of settler-aboriginal relations in the Pacific Northwest and the recipient of numerous awards for his innovative research and dissemination. Since 1998, he has led a community-engaged ethnohistory field school with the Sto:lo First Nation in Chiliwack, B.C. Dr. Lutz is currently Chair of the History Department.
Dr. Jani Aragon is a political scientist, Director of Technology Integrated Learning, and former chair of the Academic Women’s Caucus at UVic. In this capacity, she represented all women faculty and librarians at all equity, diversity, and human rights meetings. Aragon frequently speaks publicly on issues including gender and politics, American politics, and feminist political organizing.
Dr. Georgia Sitara has taught in the History, Women’s Studies, and Social Justice Studies departments at UVic for over ten years. A particular inspiration for RAs on Landscapes of Injustice, Sitara teaches feminist theories and methodologies, social movements, youth and politics, transnational feminisms and is currently teaching on race and ethnicity in Canadian history.
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