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The Graduate Program in Gender Studies and Feminist Research Presents:

Rethinking Experience, Community, and Social Justice in Gender Studies, Mad Studies, and Social Work

TUESDAY, April 9th at 2:30PM, TSH 530

In this panel, we endeavour to reconsider the ways that the concepts of “experience,” “community” and “social justice” are employed for “passing on” knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of gender studies, Mad studies, and social work education.

“Repairing What’s Left in Social Work”
Tina Wilson, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work/GSFR PhD Diploma

“Personal Narrative in Mad Studies Pedagogy: The troubles of teaching from/with ‘experience’”
Alise de Bie, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work/GSFR PhD Diploma

“Feminist Praxis Revisited: Critical Reflections on University-Community Engagement”
Amber Dean, Associate Professor, Gender Studies and Feminist Research/English and Cultural Studies




Susan Fast, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English & Cultural Studies

Vice Chair, McMaster Research Ethics Board
Director, Graduate Program in Gender Studies & Feminist Research
McMaster University

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