SJRI Affiliates' Congress Recommendations

SJRI Affiliates' Congress Recommendations


Saturday, May 24

Sunday, May 25

Monday, May 26

Tuesday, May 27

Wednesday, May 28

Thursday, May 29

Friday, May 30

Daily Highlights


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 WildS. Trimble
James Bond vs. The Asian Future: techno-orientalized postracialities in Dr. No and SkyfallD. Wong 
Pushing the boundaries of government: Canadian young adult literature and the borders of fantasyZ. 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 NorthJ. Rajiva
The aesthetics and politics of violence in Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s GhostK. Fernando
“Guard the ones you love”: the cost of self-preservation and human-animal intimacy in Madeleine Thien’s Dogs at the PerimeterN. 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 RoadA. 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 BeingR. Banwait
Insect transmigration: no turning back in Rawi Hage's CockroachC. Isaacs
May 24, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., 307 East Academic.

“Khalida” by neXt company theatre
: D. Fancy
May 24, 8 to 10 p.m., Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.



Sunday, May 25

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 reconciliationJ. 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 settlementS. Oliver
Comparative genocidal theory: Macaulay’s Minute and the Davin ReportA. 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 SeedsT. 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 writingF. 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 EducationBrock Faculty of EducationSJRI
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 researchJ. 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 perspectiveM. Werner
Flexible or precarious?: Millennial women and workN. Worth
Lived geographies of occupy: on emotion, precarity, diversity and placeVera Chouinard, McMaster University
CAG: Canadian Women and Geography Specialty GroupSJRI
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 courseA. Dean 
The AlterKnowledge discussion seriesA. Hargreaves
Facilitating community-based undergraduate research on global citizen weekD. Jefferess
A “communitist” approach to reading urban Indigenous literaturesN. 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 connectionsL. V. Fourcans
Examining motivations of rural women entrepreneurs: gendered entrepreneurship theory in a rural BC contextK. Welch
Queering labour mobilityS. Mills and N. Lewis
At the intersection of gender and class: spatialising production and performances of a transnational ‘middleclass’ identityG. Sondhi
CAGCanadian Women and Geography Specialty GroupSJRI
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 NightS. 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 fieldworkL. Riley and B. Dodson
Small grounds: intimate domestic geographies and colonialism in British ColumbiaS. 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’weltS. Robertson
CAGCanadian Women and Geography Specialty GroupSJRI
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
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
CAGGeography of Health and Health Care Study GroupSJRI
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 resistanceL. Simard-Gagnon
Sexual assault services for online students and related job strain issues for online faculty and staffS. Mann
Confronting the crisis organically: the role of nature in promoting student well-beingE. 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 MonologuesJ. 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 disabilitiesV. Capurri
Language revitalization through lexical analysis of New York State place namesR. 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 rightsL. Schaefli
CAGIndigenous Peoples Working GroupCAGHistorical Geography Study GroupSJRI
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 QueenK. 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
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 SciencesSJRI
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 FranceE. 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
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
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
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