Combining Scholarship and Activism: Challenges and Opportunity
Friday, April 5, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
FAUTEUX Hall | FTX570
(57 Louis-Pasteur Private, uOttawa)
All are welcome.
Inspired by scholar-activists Dr. Alison Des Forges and Prof. Lee Ann Fujii – who demonstrated how effective activism and advocacy can be informed and supported through careful research – the panel and roundtable will commemorate their legacy by reflecting on the barriers between activism and scholarship and by inviting participants to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that social and political engagement represent for academics.
Panelists and roundtable participants include: Nadia Abu-Zahra, Taryn Husband, David Mofette, Adrian Murray, Emily WillsGeorgina Claire Alonso and Patrick McCurdy (from uOttawa); Jennifer Ridgley, Doris Buss and Valerie Stam (from Carleton University).
The event is co-organized by Marie-Ève Desrosiers, Chris Huggins, John Packer (from uOttawa) and Kirsten Van Houten (from Carleton University). The event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, the School of International Development and Global Studies, the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Territories of Extractivism (GRITE), and Scholars at Risk uOttawa.