SJRI Affiliates' Congress Recommendations
Saturday, May 24
Faith and art in Andrea Levy’s The Long Song: P. Mingay
“Bad writing” vs. “The white liberal snot fest” (Johanson): Indigena Awry as transgressive poetry: M. Minor
May 24, 9 to 10:15 a.m., 305 East Academic.
The memory and legacy of partition in M.G. Vassanji’s writings on India: J. C. Ball
Midnight’s Children across borders: adapting Rushdie’s Novel: G. Roberts
May 24, 9 to 10:15 a.m., 307 East Academic.
Laid across a chasm: a contrapuntal reading of Sinclair Ross’s As For Me and My House and Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed: N. Smolash
“Not real can tell us about real”: boundary crossings, second world postcolonialism, and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy: L. Frew
Parallel, parody and praise: Carol Shields’s The Stone Diaries and Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel: N. Stovel
May 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, 305 East Academic.
Borders and gutters: transgressing national borders and their visual representations in contemporary Canadian comics: B. Clarke Gray
That uncanny in-between: when windigo comes to visit...: S. Henzi
"Grandson, / this is meat": a case study of meat and metonymy in François Mandeville's This Is What They Say: J. Johnston
May 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, 307 East Academic.
On borderlands and bathtubs: the edge of the new world in Beasts of the Southern Wild: S. Trimble
James Bond vs. The Asian Future: techno-orientalized postracialities in Dr. No and Skyfall: D. Wong
Pushing the boundaries of government: Canadian young adult literature and the borders of fantasy: Z. Rix
May 24, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 305 East Academic.
“Outside the boundaries of time and place, things appear to him too as unreal”: border-crossing, theatricality, and doubling in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North: J. Rajiva
The aesthetics and politics of violence in Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost: K. Fernando
“Guard the ones you love”: the cost of self-preservation and human-animal intimacy in Madeleine Thien’s Dogs at the Perimeter: N. Thiyagarajan
May 24, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 307 East Academic.
Can a black man ever be free?: Richard Wright’s Flight to Freedom into bordered/boundaried elsewheres: S. Morgan Beckford
Dwelling on a liminal dead end: Ben Okri’s iconoclastic abiku mythopoesy in The Famished Road: A. Chigbo Arthur
May 24, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., 305 East Academic.
Intimate disconnections and diasporic connections in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being: R. Banwait
Insect transmigration: no turning back in Rawi Hage's Cockroach: C. Isaacs
May 24, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., 307 East Academic.
“Khalida” by neXt company theatre: D. Fancy
CATR , SJRI
May 24, 8 to 10 p.m., Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.
Pushing the boundaries of adult education: the intersection of learning, militarism, and gender in Canada: N. Taber, C. Hanson, L. Lane, J. Magnusson, and S. Mojab
May 25, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., 222 Welch Hall.
Labour history workshop (register): L. Savage, C. Patrias, P. Scott, L. James, P. Godoy, and A. Duffy
CCLH, CAWLS, Brock University Centre for Labour Studies, Brock University Department of History
May 25, 9 to 4:40 pm, UNIFOR Local, 199 Hall - 123 Bunting Rd.
Between indigeneity and diaspora: D. Coleman
May 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 203 South Block.
nîsokâpawiwak: René and Tomson Highway’s performance collaborations: J. Scudeler
Border-crossing aesthetics and politics in Shailja Patel’s Migritude: the interplay of verbal and visual signifiers in a book of spoken-word theatre: S. Gingell and S. Patrick
May 25, 9 to 10:15 a.m., 305 East Academic.
Blurring and bordering: the postcolonial Jew: D. Handlarki
“We live like ghosts”: toward mapping a transnational Mennonite identity: R. Zacharias
May 25, 9 to 10:15 a.m., 307 East Academic.
Exploring notions of strong women in a secondary-school female media discussion group: “I’m not a feminist”: N. Lane, C. Munn, N. Taber, and V. Woloshyn
May 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m., 8J Welch Hall.
In conversation with Haudenosaunee Women: Indigenous cultural revitalization and ongoing journeys of reconciliation: J. Scott and A. Fletcher
Rewriting rhetoric: Indigenous “story theory”: M. Fee
May 25, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., 305 East Academic.
The “man band”: an exploration of the boundaries of masculinity, sexuality and adulthood within the boy band parody performance: J. Smith
Refusing borders in red: A Haida manga: J. Langston
A press in Kitamaat: methodism, print culture, and “free access,” 1898, 2013: J. Blair
May 25, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., 307 East Academic.
The politics of scattering seeds: cultivation and diasporic settlement: S. Oliver
Comparative genocidal theory: Macaulay’s Minute and the Davin Report: A. Verboom
“As pollution erodes these lines / no sense in food or rhyme”: nature/culture binarism and “seed freedom” activism in Rita Wong’s Forage and Annabel Soutar’s Seeds: T. Aguila-Way
May 25, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 305 East Academic.
Genres without boundaries: transatlantic slavery and cultural representations of the Zong Massacre: A. Medovarski
Settler colonialism, slow violence, and the time of Idle No More: P. Wakeham
Stories outside boundaries: memory, truth, and survival in Indian Horse and Porcupines and China Dolls: A. J. Hanson
May 25, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 307 East Academic.
Monday, May 26
‘Chanting denied’ intra-imperial borders: the Komagata Maru and contemporary South Asian Canadian historical fiction: M. Pirbhai
Remembering “a Canadian tragedy”, mourning Air India Flight 182: C. Chakraborty
The emergence of a new Canadian nation: remembering the 1914 Komagata Maru incident: A. Rehana Somani
May 26, 9 to 10:15 a.m., 305 East Academic.
Counter-cartographies: new literary urbanisms in contemporary Singapore: J. Leow
John Thomson's London: dirt, race, and disappearance: E. Przybylo
Expanding city, inhaling body: the borderless environment and environmental justice in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion: A. Follett
May 26, 9 to 10:15 a.m., 307 East Academic.
Translating contexts of Indigeneity: contesting representations, imaginaries, and realities: S. Meades, J. Jacobson-Konefall, J. Pinheiro Dias, and S. Benesiinaabandan
May 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, 203 South Block.
Scattered land: imagining futures in Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea: G. Fenton
Beyond borders, across waters: witnessing from the Haitian diaspora: S. Waisvisz
May 26, 10:30 to 11:34 a.m., 305 East Academic.
Free soil? Reading Drew’s the Refugee through the eye of the law: M. Prescott-Brown
Trauma, memory and the second generation in recent Canadian writing: F. Moosa
May 26, 10:30 to 11:34 a.m., 307 East Academic.
Sharing citizenship with the land in Thomas King’s Truth & Bright Water: K. Debicki
Reading experience: Aboriginal literatures and community service-learning: N. Van Styvendale and J. McDougall
May 26, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m., 305 East Academic.
From Tohoku to Whaletown: Ruth Ozeki’s Ecofeminist (re)writing of British Columbia: P. Fachinger
Jagged ecologies of citizenship in translation: probing borders in the work of Erin Mouré, Gail Scott and Rachel Zolf: E. Basile
Precariousness and the self-owning subject: challenging neo-liberalism’s borders in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: L. Lochner
May 26, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m., 307 East Academic.
Coming of age lessons in the cultural imaginary: portrayals of the transition into adulthood as a gendered process: K. Jubas, C. Jarvis, and N. Taber
May 26, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., 427 South Block.
The CACLALS Aboriginal roundtable and the birth of ILSA: a new organization, new beginnings, new ways of relating: S. McCall, S. McKegney, R. Monture and S. Gingell
May 26, 2:30 to 4p.m., Sankey Chamber, Mackenzie-Chown A.
Feminist sociologies of care, work and families in Canada: histories, narratives, and challenges: A. Duffy, M. Eichler, B. Fox and M. Luxton
May 26, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Concordia Seminary.
Aboriginal community social: featuring Old Mush Singers
Brock Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Brock Faculty of Education, SJRI
May 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Jubilee Courtyard.
Tuesday, May 27
Pedagogies of memoirs: reading circles, violence, and gender: S. Mojab and N. Taber
May 27, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., 303 Welch Hall.
Visual ironies, simple solidarities: activism and the art of Idle No More: E. Kring
Standing on guard for whom? White queers and straight Blackfoot people at the Canadian border: S. Reimer
Voice and context: the role of literary analysis in homeless research: J. Hardwick
May 27, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 456 South Block.
Rejecting resilience in violence against women (VAW) debates: E. L. Jackson
The rise of the far-right in Russia: L. Montgomery
Peacekeeping: a tool of masculine force and military influences: N. Azzi
Transnational gendered violence: racial politics of raunch in SlutWalk organizing: A. Watson and C. Mason
May 27, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 400 Vallee.
Housing and home for single people in early-to-mid 20th century Canadian cities: the gendered qualities of boarding and lodging: D. Rose, L. Dillon, C. Lord, D. Chen and M. Caron
The everyday and the event of economic crisis: a feminist perspective: M. Werner
Flexible or precarious?: Millennial women and work: N. Worth
Lived geographies of occupy: on emotion, precarity, diversity and place: Vera Chouinard, McMaster University
CAG: Canadian Women and Geography Specialty Group, SJRI
May 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, Mackenzie Chown Complex C405.
Can we critique 'community engagement' and still ask our students to do it? Troubles with a community-engaged graduate course: A. Dean
The AlterKnowledge discussion series: A. Hargreaves
Facilitating community-based undergraduate research on global citizen week: D. Jefferess
A “communitist” approach to reading urban Indigenous literatures: N. Van Stevyndale
May 27, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 456 South Block.
ESPOIR Ecuador: representations of women and reflections on north-south connections: L. V. Fourcans
Examining motivations of rural women entrepreneurs: gendered entrepreneurship theory in a rural BC context: K. Welch
Queering labour mobility: S. Mills and N. Lewis
At the intersection of gender and class: spatialising production and performances of a transnational ‘middleclass’ identity: G. Sondhi
CAG: Canadian Women and Geography Specialty Group, SJRI
May 27, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Mackenzie Chown Complex C405.
Disclosure consequences: speech, silence, and sexual violence in recent young adult literature: E. Whitmore
Antjie Krog’s Country of my Skull: affective lessons for a white “Canadian girl in South Africa: J. Cairnie
Re-thinking relationality: scent and intersubjectivity in Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night: S. Oliver
May 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 456 South Block.
Methods, practices and tactics to go beyond “gender borders” in latinized fieldworks: how we will be made into feminist geographers? J. Le Gall, E. de Lyon; V. Jolivet
Practicing ‘gender’ in urban Malawi: untangling gender and development discourses in food security fieldwork: L. Riley and B. Dodson
Small grounds: intimate domestic geographies and colonialism in British Columbia: S. de Leeuw
“Thinking of the land ‘in that way’”: feeling(s) in worldviews, knowing traditional ecological knowledge and the spatial politics of “attentiveness” in the protection of Skwelkwek’welt: S. Robertson
CAG: Canadian Women and Geography Specialty Group, SJRI
May 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Mackenzie Chown Complex C405.
Dispatches from the unicorn cave: North Korean publics and global intimacies: C. Kim
Domestic terrorism and reconciliation: revisiting the Oka Crisis: S. McCall
Unstable territories: ecospheres and the borders of the nation: A. Capperdoni
May 27, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m., 456 South Block.
Dirty plötz – the reviled and the revered: a Congress cabaret: T. L. Cowan and A. Tigchelaar
CATR, WGSRF, SSA, ACCUTE, SJRI
May 27, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.
Wednesday, May 28
Critical reflections on mental health and wellness in the academy: (what have geographers got to do with it?): L. Peake and B. Mullings
Mental wellness in the university sector: feminist geographers' perspectives: K. Parizeau
Building a place of wellness and success: a geographer’s perspective on institutional mental health strategies: B. Hallman
May 28, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Mackenzie Chown Complex D403
Ghosts and their analysts: writing and reading toward something like justice for murdered or missing Indigenous women: A. Dean and K. Granzow
Fictional geographies: seeing subversive potential in the ‘anarchic’ Canadian wilderness: R. Shield
Conversations, applied: teaching truth and reconciliation in Canadian classrooms: J. Forsyth
May 28, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 201 South Block.
Perspectives from emerging activist scholars: M. Feagan, V. Sloan Morgan, S. Edge and J. Baxter
CAG: Geography of Health and Health Care Study Group, SJRI
May 28, 10:30 am to 12 noon, Mackenzie Chown Complex C405.
“Everyone is fed, bathed, asleep, and I have made it through another day”: surviving academia through a feminist ethics of resistance: L. Simard-Gagnon
Sexual assault services for online students and related job strain issues for online faculty and staff: S. Mann
Confronting the crisis organically: the role of nature in promoting student well-being: E. Windhorst
May 28, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Mackenzie Chown Complex D403
Emotion in the cultural politics of colonial relations: M. Francis
Working affectively: making the familiar astonishing and extraordinary: J. Gray
Affective assemblages and migrant worker theatre: D. Fancy
Reflections on witnessing double exile: work-shopping and performing the Arab Spring Monologues: J. Sweiss
May 28, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 201 South Block.
The Chester Case: the Canadian Immigration Act and the interconnections between law and spatiality in the lives of immigrant applicants with disabilities: V. Capurri
Language revitalization through lexical analysis of New York State place names: R. R. Ingram, A. John, R. D. Quodomine, J. Toth and Seneca Nation of Indians
Thinking geographically about law: a case study of the Jay Treaty and First Nations’ border-crossing rights: L. Schaefli
CAG: Indigenous Peoples Working Group, CAG: Historical Geography Study Group, SJRI
May 28, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Mackenzie Chown Complex D303
Possibilities and limits of scholarly activism in and outside of the classroom I: how to bring activism to academy: D.Roberts, K. MacLeod Johansen, C. Vergnaud, E. Ustundag
May 28, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Mackenzie Chown Complex C405
Subjectivity and class in the lives of young people: E. Haddon
Who is a good citizen? Conceptions of good citizenship among minority and non-minority youth: A. Molina Giron
Court procedures and sentencing: the perspectives of Aboriginal youth and justice professionals: C. Goodwin-DeFaria
Young carers in Canada: Prevalence and Policy: V. Stamatopoulos
Union youth un(der)employment strategies: M. Minott and P. Albanese
May 28, 1:45 to 3:15 p.m., 599 Vallee.
Underground Railroad (UGRR) tour
May 28, 2 to 6 p.m., Call to reserve by May 22: 1-866-333-3353 or 905-357-4785.
Monarch of all I survey: caught in Gunter’s Chains: B. Gold
Reclaiming narrative authority over HIV in Kiss of the Fur Queen: K. Shwetz
Mind forged manacles: how stories get stifled: J. Gold
May 28, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 201 South Block.
Possibilities and limits of scholarly activism in and outside of the classroom II: how to bring academy to activism: F. Klodawsky, V. Capurri, V. Sloan Morgan and E. Eaton
May 28, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Mackenzie Chown Complex C405
Youth homelessness: the independence and dependence of street life: J. Robinson
Reading queer childhood in the ruins of neoliberalism: G. Sarp Tanyildiz
Can a child speak about economics? The multiple responses to victoria grant: R. Raby and M. B. Raddon
Modernizing Childhood: Changing Perceptions of Risk, Protection and Wellbeing: V. Currie, G. Mora and B. Dos Santos
‘I can sleep tomorrow’ Young workers and safe work; mutually exclusive categories: D. Woodman and C. Denomme
May 28, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 599 Vallee.
The intellectual in the city: Hamilton 03/2012, revisited: G. Fenton
Producing narratives of resistance: creative responses to the cases of Trayvon Martin and the Ali Isamail Korkmaz: G. Coskan-Johnson
‘Looking under the hood’: learned fatherhood, intuitive motherhood: S. Johnston
May 28, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m., 201 South Block.
The global economic crisis today: lessons from the South: P. Patnaik
SSS , SJRI
May 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 243 Thistle Complex.
Spaces of resurgence: rupturing colonialscapes: S. Hunt
CAG, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies , Brock Council for Research in the Social Sciences, SJRI
May 28, 8:30 to 11 p.m., Niagara Artists Centre.
Thursday, May 29
Silence fiction: voice, resistance, and animal politics: L. Corman
Animal republics: Plato, representation, and the politics of nature: S. Dolgert
Political ménageries: theriophilia and theriophobia in 18th Century France: E. Planinc
May 29, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m., 303 Taro Hall.
Decolonizing education: Indigenous approaches to identity and embodiment through the Yoruba concept of Ori (Destiny): T. Adefarakan
Embodied writing and decolonizing knowledge production: the social production of pain in Lata Mani’s Interleaves: S. Ferguson
Class and embodiment: making space for complex capacity: S. Moynagh
The journey to you, Baba: D. D. Mucina
Poetry: learning through embodied language: S. Stewart
Embodied learning, decolonizing experience: a student reconsiders illness and the western body: W. Peters
May 29, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Vallee 300.
Decolonizing through Indigenous theatre: from colonial disembodied subjugation into creative embodied self-in-relation: C. Brunette
Fighting out: fractious bodies and rebel streets: J. Magnusson
Embodying Indigenous resurgence: all my relations pedagogy: A. Young Leon and D. M. Nadeau
Being moved to action: micropolitics, affect and embodied understanding: R. Nixon, K. MacDonald
“Please call me by my true names”: the decolonizing pedagogy of mindfulness in critical social work education: Y. R. Wong
May 29, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Vallee 300.
Globalization and social movements for global justice: M. Desai, P. McMichael, J. Conway and K. Rankin
CASID, CSA, CAG, CPSA , SJRI
May 29, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lowenberger Dining Hall.
When neglect isn't working anymore: the unlikely success of the tuxedo party: T. Fowler, D. Hagar and K. Cronin
A compassionate democracy? Citizenship and the living world: T. Gibbs and T. Harris
Green parties and animal rights: P. Hamilton
Vegetarianism as sustainable citizenship: D. Stolle, Y. Hertzman and M. Micheletti
May 29, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 207 Taro Hall.
Documentary filmmaking meets social justice: a feminist journey: K. Bhavnani
CSA, CASID, SSS , SJRI
May 29, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 325 Thistle.
Book readings by Cecil Foster & Afua Cooper (In Honour of Dr. Wilma Morrison)
May 29, 5:15 to 7 p.m., 245 Thistle Complex.
Social Justice Research Institute Reception
Open to SJRI affiliates, participating members, colleagues and friends!
May 29, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Congress wine and beer tent.
Friday, May 30
Post-politics and the new development architecture — neutralizing dissent through empowerment, participation and democracy: S. Kamat
May 30, 10 am to 12 noon, 204 South Block.
Work, labour, and democracy: searching for the next labour movement: E. Bernard
CPSA, CAWLS , SJRI
May 30, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 324 Welch Hall.
Film screening: une feuille dans le vent (a leaf in the wind): J. M. Teno
May 30, 2 to 4 p.m., 201 South Block.
Film screening: the ghosts in our machine (tickets): L. Marshall, J. McArthur, J. Singer and M. Sullivan
Niagara Veg Fest (June 1)
May 30, 6:30 p.m., Niagara Artists Centre