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Faculty of Education's Kevin Ah-Sen and R. Nanre Nafziger Presented with Equity and Community Building Awards

Published: 23 May 2024

On May 15, 2024, Thomson House Ballroom hosted the annual Equity and Community Building Awards Ceremony. The awards highlight the work of students, faculty, and staff committed to advancing equity, diversity and community building at McGill.

“None of this is possible without the people who spent time nominating the folks who are here,” said Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies). “It’s heartening to see the outpouring of admiration, the cheerleading, the championing. It is very motivating and uplifting for us to see those letters and expressions of support, but also it means so much because a lot of this is about community building. That work is so valuable.”

This year, two members of the Faculty of Education were given awards as Student Winners and Academic Staff Winners:
 

Student Equity and Community Building Winner

Kevin Ah-Sen, fourth-year PhD candidate in Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education

Ah-sen is a fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Diaspora Solidarities Lab, a Black feminist Digital Humanities collective where he co-leads the Remains // An Archive microlab. His interdisciplinary research examines theories and forms of racial and queer subjectivities and grief, and their conceptual and pedagogical limits. Ah-Sen is a founding member and convener of the black symposium noir, a Montreal-based independent Black Studies collective.
 

Academic Staff Equity and Community Building Winner

R. Nanre Nafziger, PhD, Assistant Professor of African/Black Studies in Education

Nafziger is an educator-organizer-scholar who serves her various communities through writing, research, teaching, and pan-Africanist organizing. Nafziger’ research contributes to debates and collective knowledge production in the areas of critical education policy studies, Black/African Studies in Education, decolonial approaches to education, global critical race theory, critical youth studies, Black/Africana social movements, youth participatory action research; and the role of civil society in education and democratic nation-building in the Global South.
 

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