September 14, 2019

Viewing the landscape of doctoral education against the horizon of policy: Placing ourselves in the academic arboretum

First webinar of the series “Committing Ourselves to Justice: Doctoral Education for Complex Times”.  Organized by CIRGE

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When: November 18th 2019

Time: 9.30 am (Pacific Time)

Physical location: Miller Hall, Room 411, College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle

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What does it mean to have a land-based perspective of higher education? In this discussion I draw our attention to the “landscape” of doctoral education, questioning institutional histories, campus boundaries and academic missions in the region that has been called the “Pacific Northwest.” Beginning with the establishment of research universities in this area and into the present, we can trace the narratives that justify settler-colonial place-making and territorialism through academic “innovation” and “discovery.” With doctoral education at the forefront of academic renewal and (re)production, it is critical that efforts to make higher education more relevant and inclusive are “rooted” in an understanding of the exclusionary policies and practices at the foundation of our institutions.

About the Speaker

Dr. Amy Scott Metcalfe focuses on higher education in Canada and the North American region, including critical approaches to internationalization, academic labour and mobility, and critical policy studies in education. She has a particular interest in visual research methods in education, with an emphasis on photographic methodologies and visual analysis. Dr. Metcalfe’s research has won several national and international awards, including the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education’s Research and Scholarship Award, and the Award for Significant Research in International Higher Education from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. She presently holds a UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship for her project titled, “Building Cascadia U: Settler Colonialism and the Cascadia Innovation Corridor.”