The Summer Institute is a week-long feminist course approached from a multi-disciplinary perspective (humanities, social sciences, visual and performing arts). Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community members are welcome to attend, either for credit or as a conference. The Summer Institute consists of workshops, panels and discussions led by a diversity of instructors and speakers from within and outside Concordia.
This year's theme
“Departures, encounters, and arrivals: Feminist approaches to migration & mobility justice studies”
It brings together those who are concerned with questions, practices, and knowledge gaps that arise from critical migration/refugee studies, critical tourism studies, and/or mobility justice research. Under the broad rubric of Departures, Encounters, and Arrivals, it will variously examine how power and inequality permit/prevent contemporary human movement. Some of its objectives include:
- building and share knowledge that interrogates questions of power and privilege by advancing feminist, anti-colonial and anti-racist methods and analyses;
- denaturalizing assumptions about the rights of some to choose to move/travel freely and others who are forced to leave/stay, denied access, and/or detained at borders;
- examining the “grey areas” between hospitable and hostile receptions/ encounters in “host” societies;
- encouraging interdisciplinary and intersectoral exchanges and collaborations in the humanities and social sciences and from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors.
More details to follow.