‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’: Equity and Anti-Racism in Uncertain Times


Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

Join us for a very special lecture on Equity and Anti-Racism in Uncertain Times with Professor Malinda S. Smith, co-author of The Equity Myth: Racilization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (UBC Press 2017). A reception will follow

Kindly RSVP by February 18, 23:59, on EventBrite.

For any question or concern, email lldrl.law [at] mcgill.ca.

About the Speaker

Dr. Malinda S. Smith is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta, where she teaches in the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and gender and politics. Her current research, teaching, and scholarship explore questions of equity and antiracism in higher education, the coloniality of knowledge and decolonizing the curriculum, and nuances of blackness in the academy. Dr. Smith is the coauthored of The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (UBC Press 2017), and the editor or co-editor of six books, including Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics (2013, with Janine Brodie and Sandra Rein), Securing Africa: Post 9/11 Discourses on Terrorism (2010) and States of Race: Critical Race Feminism in the 21st Century (2010, with Sherene Razack and Sunera Thobani).

Over the past two decades Dr. Smith has worked to advance equity in higher education as Vice President Equity Issues for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, on CAUT’s Racialized Academic Staff Working Group, and as the faculty association’s Equity Advisor. Currently she is President of the Academic Women’s Association at the University of Alberta, and nationally serves on the Canada Research Chairs Program Advisory Committee on Equity Diversity and Inclusion Policy. She is the recipient of a number of national awards including the ISA-Canada Distinguished Scholar Award, 2018-2019, the HSBC Community Contributor of the Year Award (2016), and the CAUT Equity Award (2015).


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