BLACK PROFESSORS MATTER: CHALLENGING INEQUALITIES IN CANADIAN ACADEME

Session Code:  Equity                                                           Session Format:  Panel

This panel interrogates inequalities that structure Canadian academe and that reproduce the marginalisation of women, Indigenous, Black, racialized, queer and trans-scholars. This panel engages in a radical and critical race sociology of organisations to ask: What are the institutional and professional obstacles (for example, tenure and promotion processes, contingent “precarious” labour) and cultures (for example, what scholarship, professional “comportment” and cultural “know-how” are valued) that produce privilege and marginality? At the same time, how do academics on the margins challenge these institutional structures and cultures of inequality at the university, advance demands for justice, engage in transformative struggle, and build new spaces for our communities, students and colleagues?

Organizer(s):  Min Zhou, University of Victoria; Augustine Park, Carleton University; Wesley Crichlow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Jennifer Mills, Harriet Tubman Institute For Research on Africa and Its Diasporas

Panelists:

  • Afua Cooper, Dalhousie University
  • Andrea A. Davis, York University
  • Tamari Kitossa, Brock University
  • Melanie Knight, Ryerson University

Moderator: Wesley Crichlow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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