Race, Community, and Doing Sociology

Conference Highlights, In-person, Keynote Speakers, Panels and Plenary

As a first-year university student, I was asked by a fellow undergraduate student what I “was going to do with Sociology.” The question was premised on the idea that my program of study must be something that should not only be beneficial to me, but also “our” community. So, as a recipient of the Canadian Sociological Association Outstanding Contribution Award in 2020, I will reflect on my experiences engaging in Sociology noting the place of race and community in the experiences, and in this period of racial reckoning and re-imaginings.

Moderator: Dr. Irene Shankar, Mount Royal University and President of the Canadian Sociological Association

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl E. James, Professor, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora

Dr. James received the prestigious CSA Outstanding Contribution Award in 2020. This award honours colleagues who have significantly contributed to sociology in Canada.

Dr. James’s innovative, extensive, highly distinguished, and deeply impactful research, his dedicated and profoundly influential mentorship, and his committed community engagement and advocacy exemplify the ideal of engaged, public sociology.

Tags: Communities, Race and Ethnicity

Organizer: Irene Shankar, Mount Royal University