Social Justice Institute Noted Scholars Lecture Series Dr. Dina Al-Kassim Baring It All? The Limits of Naked Protest Oct 19, 12-1pm Room 028, Jack Bell Building 2080 West Mall, UBC RSVP This event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required to attend, only encouraged. Dr. Dina Al-Kassim is a critical theorist who […]
Dr. Dustin Louie is an Indigenous scholar from the Nee Tahi Buhn and Nadleh Whut’en First Nations of central British Columbia, a member of the Beaver Clan. The presentation is based upon Dustin’s dissertation that examined preventative education for Indigenous girls vulnerable to sexual exploitation in northern Saskatchewan. Currently, he is undertaking a three-year follow up study in Calgary, funded by the Alberta Human Rights Commission, which will see research findings translated into preventative programming for on-reserve schools.
Please join us as faculty and students come together to learn from the research of our graduate students. 5 panelists will present their works in progress, reflecting and sharing their own research process, as well as focus our attention on key intellectual questions for projects in social justice today. Q&A to follow.
Save the dates! We are so thrilled to announce the lineup for our 2017 Noted Scholars Lecture Series. Our theme this year is Disturbing Academia: Scholarship in the Neoliberal University. Free and open to the public.
What is a blindspot? And what might it teach us about how we look, how we think, how we desire, and how change occurs in the world? I have built a blindspot machine (a unique camera rig) that, instead of exposing blindspots (the violent desire of the dominant university discourse), produces them. “To produce the blindspot,” it will be argued, can be understood today as a unifying principle of radical art, politics, and intellectual work.
Everyday Exposure uncovers systemic injustices near the Ontario-Michigan border, where Canada’s densest concentration of chemical manufacturing surrounds the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Living in this polluted hotspot, members of this community express concern about their environmental and reproductive health. By examining the problems that Canada’s conflicting levels of jurisdiction pose for the creation of environmental justice policy and analyzing clashes between Indigenous and scientific knowledge, this book argues that social and political change requires an experiential and transformative “sensing policy” approach.
« On ne naît pas femme: on le devient. »: “One is not born but becomes (a) woman,” thus spake Simone de Beauvoir in Le deuxième sexe (1949), The Second Sex (1953, 2009). How, and in what language(s), would one read that line today in the age of gender variance and trans revolution? Why The Second Sex again? This lecture spotlights the queer translingual simplexity of the Beauvoirean lifeline, its conceptual genius that appears second to none.