Social Justice Faculty Showcase

The Social Justice Institute
Noted Scholars Series


Social Justice Faculty Showcase

November 1, 12pm-1:30pm
Room 1099, Buchanan Tower (10th Floor)
1873 East Mall, UBC

Free lunch with your RSVP!


All events are free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required to attend, only encouraged.


Phanuel Antwi

Phanuel Antwi is a son, a lucky brother of two handsome, loving sisters, Agnes and Clara, a blessed uncle to a beautiful boy, Ezekiel, and niece, Chelsea. In addition, he works with dance, is a poet, activist, aesthete as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at University of British Columbia. He spends loads of time exploring questions of desire, the poetics of identity and the intimacies of everyday living.


Geraldine Pratt

Dr. Geraldine Pratt is a Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, whose research has centered on the implications and output of a twenty-year collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of BC, feeds into and is part of a larger debate about the expansion of temporary labour migration worldwide. Examining the complex and varied circumstances of Filipino women working in Canada as domestic workers on temporary work visas, she has collaborated and experimented with ways of bringing research with the Philippine Women Centre of BC to a wider public to stimulate informed debate, most notably through testimonial theatre. She has been preoccupied with how to put stories of family separation into circulation, with the politics of testimony and witnessing, and the obligations of witnessing and dialogue beyond and across national and community boundaries.


Becki Ross

Becki Ross holds a joint appointment in the Social Justice Institute and the Department of Sociology at UBC. A long-time academic-activist, Becki’s recent book is Burlesque West: showgirls, sex, and sin in post-war Vancouver.  Her passions include sex workers’ sovereignty, anti-colonial struggle, LGBTQ liberation, sporting equities, and gender justice.


Kim Snowden

Dr. Kim Snowden is Undergraduate Advisor and a Lecturer in GRSJ where she teaches courses on social justice & social media, folk & fairy tales, science fiction & fantasy, young adult literature, and monsters of all kinds.