Colonialism, Racism and Graduate School: A Workshop for Indigenous, Black and Racialized Graduate Students

Conference Highlights, Workshops and Student Development

This workshop offers a facilitated space to discuss colonialism and racism in sociology from the perspective of Indigenous, Black and racialized graduate students. We aim to produce a safe space to give voice to the experiences of Indigenous, Black and racialized graduate students in sociology; to think sociologically about the forces shaping these experiences; and, to develop ideas on how to challenge colonialism and racism in sociology as a discipline and profession. A key goal of our workshop will be to hear Indigenous, Black and racialized graduate students as they articulate their own needs and priorities and, from this discussion, to brainstorm strategies of supporting these graduate students intellectually and professionally. This workshop is open to graduate students who self-identify as Indigenous, Black or racialized.

Organizers: Augustine Park, Carleton University, Jeffrey Denis, McMaster University, Wesley Crichlow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology