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The Creative Arts as Pedagogy: A transnational feminist dialogue

Crossroads Community and Environmental Art Workshop & the Centre for Feminist Research present:  

The Creative Arts as Pedagogy:  A transnational feminist dialogue 

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at Yorku 3:00 – 5:00 pm         140 HNES (Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies, Rm. 140)

This panel will bring together Malathi de Alwis (University of Colombo/Open University Colombo), Shahrzad Mojab (OISE/U of T), Honor Ford-Smith (York), Rachel Gorman (York) and Nayani Thiyagarajah (York), to engage in a conversation facilitated by Alison Crosby (York) on how they draw on the creative arts to think through their research, politics and the everyday.  Panelists will engage with a variety of questions, including “How can the arts create transnational feminist conversations that teach the irreconcilable, the unsettling, the intersecting and parallel lived experiences across and within nations, states, histories and politics?”


These events are co-sponsored by the Centre for Refugee Studies, the York Centre for Asian Research, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS), and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI).

Socio-Legal Studies Speaker Series Fall 2014 at Yorku

h/t Amanda Glasbeek


Monday, September 22, 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm
IKB 2027(Osgoode Hall Faculty Common Room)
Dr. Sarah Keenan, SOAS, University of London
(Book Launch, co-sponsored with the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode)
“Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging


Monday, September 29, 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Ross South 701

Dr. Ian Green, School of Public Policy and Administration
“The Supreme Court’s Rights Revolution: Section 7 of the Charter and Aboriginal Rights”


Monday, October 27, 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Ross South 701

Dr. Richard Weisman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Social Science

“Reflections on the Role of Remorse in Law and Directions for Future Research”


Monday, November 10, 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Ross South 701

Dr. Susan Dimock, School of Public Policy and Administration

“Intoxication in Canadian Criminal Law”
Monday, November 17, 2014, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Ross South 701

 Dr. Miriam Smith, Law and Society, Department of Social Science

“Explaining the Failure to Act: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the U.S., 1994-2014″

Public lectures. Oct 22 Greenfield on "the myth of choice" & Oct 24 Bradbury on Studying Canada & Feminist Histories

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies Annual Lecture and Collective Book Launch

This year Bettina Bradbury (history and women’s studies, Glendon College and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Profressional Studies), will present “Twists, Turning Points and Tall Shoulders: Studying Canada and feminist histories”.

Wednesday October 24 in the Senate Chamber (9th floor North Ross Building)  4 – 6 pm.  Please rsvp to robarts@yorku.ca


Here’s another talk, on the 22 October at Osgoode 1230.  Info below.  I’m intrigued by how feminist theory might engage with this, both generally around choice and more particularly around consumer culture.


Lisa Philipps appointed associate vice-president – research at York


 York appoints two new associate vice-presidents of research.

IFLS member, colleague and friend Lisa Philipps has been appointed to this important university position, where she will work on a variety of new initiatives, including developing “collaborative” projects which I think can extend the reach of academia in interesting ways.  Lisa’s been a great colleague, mentor, friend and collaborator over the years – I’m happy she’s only moving across the (metaphorical) quad.

As I look at York University’s org chart, I notice a certain “Where are the women” issue.  It’s not absolute.  But it is there.