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Symposium on anti-racist and anti-colonial theorizing: A roundtable discussion

Knowledge Sharing Webinar 2024

This webinar has been co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge and the Social Theory Research Cluster of the CSA.

Recording coming soon

This round table brings together the editors and authors of the “Symposium on Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Theorizing” which was published in The Canadian Review of Sociology / Revue canadienne de sociologie (CRS/RCS) (May 2023 Issue).

This work has been funded by a Community of Research Excellence Development Opportunities (CREDO) grant from the University of Lethbridge as well as the Office of Research & Innovation Services & the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge, and the Department of Sociology and Faculty of Arts at Brandon University.

Meet the Symposium Authors and Roundtable Panelists:

Annie Chau
Citizen, human, other: Witnessing and remembering the Vietnamese refugee in Canada

Annie Chau is a PhD student in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include narrative inquiry, decolonial feminisms, social reproduction, Asian Canadian studies, and critical refugee studies. She completed her Master’s in Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University. She has been published in the Canadian Review of Sociology and the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education. She has worked extensively on gender-based violence response and prevention.

Dr. Stephanie Fearon
At mummy's feet: A Black motherwork approach to arts-informed inquiry.

Dr. Stephanie Fearon joins York University’s Faculty of Education as the inaugural assistant professor of Black Thriving and Education. Her research draws on Black storytelling traditions to explore the ways that Black mothers and educational institutions partner to support Black student wellbeing. Stephanie uses literary and visual arts to communicate, in a structured, creative, and accessible form, insights gleaned from stories shared by Black mothers and their families.

Laura Hall
Welcome to the horror show. Settler colonialism, gender and the horror film

Dr. Laura Hall is an Associate Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Laura was raised by Mohawk and English-Canadian parents in N’Swakamok (Sudbury), both of whom were fans all things spooky. Dr. Hall now raises toddler-twins in the Ottawa area on Anishinaabe lands. The twins enjoy Halloween and dressing like ghosts to scare one another, and are very supportive as their mother writes about horror and decolonization.

Ana Beatriz Martins & Felipe Brito Macedo
Far beyond post-colonialism: Guerreiro Ramos’ contribution to social theory

Ana Beatriz Martins completed her PhD in Sociology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2018. Since then has worked as a researcher and lecturer in different contexts and countries. She worked as a lecturer in Brazil and Canada and as a researcher at Cambridge University (UK) and the University of Sydney (AUS). She is interested in Social Theory, Decolonialism, Epistemology, and Time.

Felipe Brito Macedo has a PhD in Sociology (UERJ, 2022). He researches Latin American Social and Political Thought and History of the Social Sciences. Currently, teaches History in Public Elementary Schools in Vinhedo and Campinas (SP, Brazil).

Meet the Roundtable Moderators

Shahina Parvin

Dr. Shahina Parvin is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently she is on leave and teaches at Brandon University, Canada. She completed a Ph.D. in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought at the University of Lethbridge and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brandon University. Her research interests focus on pain, suffering, madness, biomedicine, knowledge, power, regulation and subaltern knowledge and cripistemology. She has been serving as editor for the main issue of Decolonial Subversions 2024

Eileen Sowunmi

Eileen Sowunmi (She/her/elle) is a graduate of Sociology from the University of Lethbridge. Passionate about social theory and addressing social inequality, she supports equity diversity and inclusion initiatives, and outreach endeavours at Engineers Canada. These efforts go towards creating a welcoming and inclusive engineering profession. Eileen is a member of the Canadian Sociological association and is delighted to have been a co-editor on the Symposium on Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Theorizing”.