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Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference of the Department of Sociology and EquityStudies in Education, OISE/UT | Contested Spaces: The (Re)Organization of Schooling under Neoliberalism Saturday | April 3rd, 2010

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Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference of the Department of Sociology and EquityStudies in Education, OISE/UT

Contested Spaces: The (Re)Organization of Schooling under Neoliberalism
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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Program

8:40am to 9:00am – Registration and Coffee/Tea, Treats (5th Floor)

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9:00am to 10:30am – SESSION A

A1:Labour & the Workplace
Room: 5‐230
Moderator: Zahir Kolia

Neo‐liberalism and its Implementation at York University
Xavier Scott, Social and Political Thought, York University

Studies on Female Migrant Workers in China: Enhancement of Social Equity and Security
Yongfang Jia, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, ‘Anomalous Zones’ and Inscriptions of Degeneracy
Chris Ramsaroop, Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)

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A2: Rethinking Relationships of Inclusion and Exclusion
Room: 5‐240
Moderator: Ricky Varghese

Building Inclusive Conformity
Michael Ross, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Afrocentric‐Alternative Education: Building a Subaltern Counterpublic Against the Eurocentric Model of Education
Patrick Radebe, Society, Culture and Politics in Education, University of British Colombia

Race Discourses in the Canadian Public School System
Rebecca Nava, Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University

Transnational Feminism: Its Response to the Call of Indigenous Women
Rose Ann Torres, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

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A3: Alternative Epistemologies
Room: 5‐250
Moderator: Colleen McLay

What We’ve Lived and What We Can Know About It, As Teaching and Research
Chris Chapman, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Michal Er‐el, Social Work, York University

Research in Anti‐Poverty Organizing and Learning in the GTA: A Participatory Approach
Joseph Sawan, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Rakhat Zholdoshalieva, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Israt Ahmed, APCOL Community Researcher

“Living the Indigenous Ways of Knowing”: The African Self and a Holistic Way of Life
Ahmed Ilmi, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

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A4: When Governments Intervene
Room: 5‐260
Moderator: Anthony Briggs

Governing Mentalities of the Ontario Works Literacy Screening Assessment
Tannis Atkinson, Adult Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Funding Public Institutions with Private Investment: Canadian Federalism and Post‐Secondary Educational Institutions
Katrina Pollock, Public Policy and Public Administration, Concordia University

Recognizing International Medical Graduates’ (IMGs) Informal Learning in the Context of Medical Residency Retraining Programs
Cindy Sinclair, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Shifting the Discourse Around Undocumented Students and the Deficiencies of Implementing a Policy of Access
Francisco Villegas, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

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10:40am to 12:10pm – SESSION B


B1: Performing Bodies, Performing Spaces
Room: 5‐260
Moderator: Chelsey Lichtman

(Trans)gressive Bodies, Queer Movements: Resisting Imperialist Mappings of the Body Through Performance
Johannah Black, Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University
Inextricable
Alexis Mitchell, York University

Musical Exclusions: Indigenous Musical Knowledge in the Academy
Juliet Hess, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

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B2: “The Dilema of the Black Intellectual”: The Threat and Imperative of Blackness in the Canadian University
Room: 5‐250
Moderator: Christopher Smith

White Feminist Supremacy: An Autoethnography
Samantha Peters, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Symbolic Proximity: The Contradictory Condition of Black Female Conformativity for Survival
Laurianne Wade, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Moving Beyond Gossip: Disciplining the Threat of the Black Feminine
Onyinyechukwu Udegbe, Toronto‐based Scholar and Artist

Doing Blackness Without Black People: Blackness as Intellectual Commodity at the University of Toronto
Darcel Bullen, Women and Gender Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto

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B3: In the Classroom
Room: 5‐240
Moderator: Jamil Kalim

Playing The Real Game: Reflections on Studying Neo‐Liberalism and Schooling
Kate Cairns, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

If You Think Schools Are (Re)organized Equally, Guess Again!
Jennifer Clarke, Social Work, Ryerson University

Schools as Obstructions: The Hidden Curriculum of Age‐Segregation Within Conventional Schooling
Jana Miller, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

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B4: White Civility
Room: 5‐230
Moderator: Alisha Ticku

Tree Planting as Pedagogy: The Jewish National Fund’s Twinning Programs at Toronto’s Downsview Park
Corey Balsam, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

U.S. Education Reform: A Neoliberal Lesson in Civility
Mairi McDermott, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

White America and Post‐Racialism
Brandy L. Jensen, Michigan State University

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LUNCH 12:10pm – 1:00pm

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1:00pm to 2:30pm – SESSION C


C1: Accessing Education and Building Accessibility
Room: 5‐240
Moderator: Nancy Spina

Mothers in Schooling: Neoliberalism and the Enforcement of Inclusion
Patty Douglas, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Education Not Deportation: Neoliberalism and Citizenship
Ryan Hayes, No One is Illegal

Integration or Assimilation? Advocating for Socially Just Learning Environments in Quebec’s “Classes d’Accueils”
Gabrielle Breton‐Carbonneau, Concordia University

Experience of Racism in Social Work Education: A Critical Examination of Anti‐Oppressive Practice
Uppala Chandrasekera, M.S.W., RSW

Lahoma Thomas, M.S.W., RSW

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C2: Policing and Schooling
Room: 5‐230
Dicussant: Jason Kunin, Secondary Teacher, TDSB

Niraj Joshi, NOCOPS

Alok Premjee, NOCOPS

Ayderus Alawi, Osgoode Hall Law School, Beyond the Lyrics Youth Resource Centre (BTL)

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C3: Academic UnFreedoms: Repression and the (Neo)Liberal Policing of Praxis
Room: 5‐250
Moderator: Faraz Vahid Shahidi

Melanie Newton, History, University of Toronto

Noaman Ali, Political Science, University of Toronto

Yavar Hameed, Lawyer, Carleton University

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C4: The Struggle for Status under Neoliberalism: Building A Sanctuary City Ground‐Up
Room: 5‐260
Moderator: Omme‐Salma Rahemtullah

The Struggle for Status: Building a Sanctuary City
Fariah Chowdhury, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Food Committee Panel Participation
Yogi Acharya, No One is Illegal, Food for All

Shelter Sanctuary Status
Farrah Miranda, No One is Illegal

Migrant Health and Social Justice: Challenging the Discourse on Healthcare Research for the Undocumented and Uninsured & Movement Building
No One is Illegal, Health For All

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2:40pm to 4:10pm – SESSION D


D1: Security, Surveillance and Containment
Room: 5‐260
Moderator: May El‐Abdallah

Where Neoliberalism and Cynicism Meet: La Police du Quartier Reforms
Max Silverman, McGill University

Branding Security
Julie Gregory, Sociology, Queens University

Things Fall Apart: A Critical Examination of Human Rights Failures at the University of Windsor
Andrew Langille, Lawyer, Researcher and Activist

The “Walking Wounded”: The Crisis of Youth, School Violence, and Precarious Pedagogy
Jennifer Fisher, English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University

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D2: Disposability and the Production of Disposable Bodies
Room: 5‐250
Moderator: Omisoore Dryden

Learning to Loathe: Orientating Affect Through ‘Fake Fat’
Kristen A. Hardy, Social and Political Thought, York University

H1N1 and Aboriginal Others: Disposability, Disease and the Making of the Canadian Nation
Lindsay Muir, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Raising the ‘Red Flags’ of Autism: Discipline, Development and the Education of the Human
Anne McGuire, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

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D3: Assemblages of Power
Room: 5‐230
Discussant: Dr. Tanya Titchkosky

Accessibility Assemblages: Problematizing Solution
Laura Thrasher Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Eliza Chandler, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

The Legacy of the Enlightenment Thought: Some Reflections on Knowledge Production in the Academy
Tabassum Fahim Ruby, Women’s Studies, York University

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D4: Responsibilities of the Settlers: Building Solidarity with the Six Nations
Room: 5‐240
Moderator: Niki Thorne

Anti‐Native Organizing & the “Caledonia Crisis”: Countering Right Wing Backlash and Building Indigenous Solidarity in Settler Communities
Kate Milley, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Tom Keefer, Political Science, York University

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4:30pm to 6:00pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Contested Spaces: The (Re)Organization of Schooling under Neoliberalism
Room: 5‐250


Moderator: Dr. Rachel Berger, Department of History, Concordia University

Dr. Radhika Mongia
Department of Sociology
York University

Dr. Justin Podur
Faculty of Environmental Studies
York University

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