Neoliberalism’s Defeat of Democracy

http://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/neoliberalisms_defeat_of_democracy/   Neoliberalism’s Defeat of Democracy Wendy Brown. Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. New York, Zone Books, 2015. 296pp. $29.95, hardcover. Reviewed by Jodi Dean In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the end of history. The great ideological struggles characteristic not only of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries but of history as such had…

The Caboose

January 8, 2018 Epistemology: the root word clangs, clacks, and bangs against the suffix like the strain of a train’s caboose against the rusty cars it follows. The caboose is long forgotten, perhaps unknown; yet, childhood images deeply shapes my tension-filled understandings of knowledge. With the blistering prairie sun raining down on my white skeletal…

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

“The wind of poverty blows like a cyclone with a heavy tide of hardship, melancholy, acrimony and socio-political anarchism sweeping violently along its pathway. This tide makes the pathway difficult to travel, overcome and manoeuvre. Several policy actors and researchers have made attempts to proffer determined solutions to this tenuous situation has however defy most…

New research project: “Pushing Privileged Pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about poverty-class students and poverty”

This doctoral research will explore university leaders’ (professors, advisors, administrators, alumni) perceptions of post-secondary students who grew up in persistent childhood poverty. Canadian higher education equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leaders are grappling with diversity. Part of the difficulty lies with understanding leaders’ lay beliefs about poverty-class students—an under-researched area. Theoretically, those in academia understand…

EDI-based research project proposal

Pushing privileged pillars: A narrative study of university leaders’ beliefs about poverty-class students Context and Importance: This doctoral research will explore university leaders’ (professors, advisors, administrators, alumni) perceptions of post-secondary students who grew up in persistent childhood poverty. Canadian higher education equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leaders are grappling with diversity. Part of the difficulty…

Caste in a box: Silencing higher education poverty-class EDI policies

Designed this research poster and presented it an Education department open house at the University of Alberta on March 31, 2016. The poster presentation was interactive and made visible stereotypes that academics have towards people from poverty. In order to leave their thoughts on a sticky notes, which were placed around the poster, they had…

Cashier Confessional

Elaine Laberge Cashier Confessional Wrote this play that is an exploration of the experiences of working as a cashier for a Canadian grocery chain to make visible how corporations contribute to systemic poverty of their staff and how public opinions shape how workers are treated Characters Clara – late 30s to early 40s Mathias Alexander…