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MAP Presentation Series: MAP Doctoral Panel on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Fri., Oct. 28, 2022 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Oct. 28, 2022 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ad Hum Building AH 527 or Zoom

Contact: Dr. Christine Ramsay

This Special Panel is designed to profile the research of MAP PhD students in the contexts of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Anti-Oppressive Education and has been co-organized by Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (Theatre), Ms. Pauline Streete (Senior Advisor to the President on EDI/AO), and Dr. Christine Ramsay, Associate Dean Grad and Research in MAP.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Afolabi, CRC in Socially Engaged Theatre. He is an artist, qualitative researcher, theatre manager, applied theatre practitioner and educator with a decade of experience working across a variety of creative and community contexts in over dozen countries across four continents. He conducts research, creates works, performs, and teaches at the intersection of performance and human ecology. His research interests lie in the areas of applied theatre and policing, social justice, decolonization, art leadership and management, migration, and the ethics of conducting arts-based research.

The participating doctoral students all conduct research involving questions variously related to decolonization, ethics and social justice:

Ibukun Fasunhan (Nigeria) explores place-based narrative and race relations through site-specific theatre.

Tunde Onikoyi (Nigeria) explores African and Nollywood cinema through the transnationally transformational work of Yoruba auteurs Tune Kelani and Kunle Afolyan, among others.

Jessie Short (Métis) is a curator, writer and multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker exploring memory and multi-faceted existence in Métis history and visual culture.

Ken Wilson (Canada) is a settler scholar writing in the genre of creative non-fiction focusing on settler relationships to place and the land in the context of the multiple ecological crises of the Anthropocene and artists’ responses to them, as well as Indigenous teachings which conceive of the land and its inhabitants in terms of kinship relations, rather than sites of economic extraction.

IN-PERSON: Administrative Humanities Building AH 527