Life at the Intersection: A Conversation with Dr. Carl James

Professor Carl James

On February 8, 2013 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, the Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Faculty of Education presents Dr. Anne Henry, Head of the Department of Language and Literacy Education (Faculty of Education) to celebrate Black History Month.  Dr. Annette Henry will host the conversation with Dr. Carl E. James about his latest book, “Life at the Intersection: Community, Class and Schooling“, and about his work regarding race, equity and education.

Carl James is widely recognized for his work in ethnically and racially diverse communities and for his role, nationally and internationally, in research around equity and identity as related to race, class, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship. He has conducted research that examines the schooling, educational, social and athletic experiences of marginalized youth and racialized youth. He was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada as a fellow in 2012. Life at the Intersection: Community, Class and Schooling is his most recent book.

As Director of the York Centre for Education and Community, James has been a member of the Faculty of Education at York University since 1993 and is cross-appointed with the graduate programs in the Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work. He was formerly the Affirmative Action Officer at York University.

A former youth leader and community worker, he has extensive experience with critical ethnography, phenomenology, action research and government and institutional policy analysis. Dr. James is widely recognized for his work in ethnically and racially diverse communities and for his role, nationally and internationally, in research around equity and identity as related to race, class, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship.

Carl James is known for his mentorship and is engaged in professional development with social service workers, community agencies and educators. On an international level, he has been working with teacher educators, teachers and teacher-candidates since 1997 at Uppsala University and Sodertorn University College in Stockholm. In January 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University in Sweden for his contribution to social equity and anti-racism education

CONTACT: Laurie Reynolds (Assistant to Dr. Annette Henry)
laurie.reynolds@ubc.ca


VENUE:
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall V6T 1Z1
DODSON Room in the Chapman Learning Commons (Third Floor)