Two FIST professors will be participating in the ‘Coffee with a Prof‘ initiative’ which is organized by Carleton’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Manjeet Birk is available by appointment and Dr. Katie Bausch is available on campus and/or on Zoom, Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., by appointment.

To set up a coffee date, please follow these 3 easy steps:  

Step 1: Contact the professor of your choice from our list of participating faculty members (see below) and find a mutually convenient time for your meeting.  We’ll pay for your coffee at the campus Bridgehead in the Nicol Building or you can meet virtually over Zoom.

Step 2: Once you have confirmation from the professor, please email Sarah Mohammed with the details of your coffee chat.

Step 3: If you’re meeting in person, tell the employees behind the counter at Bridgehead that you’re participating in the Coffee with a Prof program and your coffee will be paid for!  If you’re meeting online, you or the prof can schedule a Zoom meeting at a time convenient to you both.

Fall program dates: October 3 – December 9, 2022

Dr. Manjeet Birk:

Available: By appointment

Manjeet (she/her) is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work centres the lived experience of racialized and Indigenous girls and women in Canada. Her research focuses on women’s organizing, social justice and institutional racism using critical race, intersectional and decolonizing theories and methodologies. Her interests are grounded in her community activism working with women’s organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Birk recently returned from a year in Aotearoa, New Zealand, completing a SSHRC postdoc focused on her project Pathways to Inclusion of Indigenous and Racialized Communities: A Comparative Analysis Between Canada and New Zealand.

Dr. Katie Bausch:

Available: On campus or on Zoom, Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., by appointment

Katie is trained as a feminist historian and interdisciplinary scholar whose early research examined the intersections of masculinity, whiteness, and anti-black racism in US popular culture. Currently, Katie is working on researching and developing pedagogical tools that can be used to educate and empower students to learn and unlearn the patriarchal, colonial, and white supremacist structures in our world. Katie hopes to eventually make these tools available for in-person and online classrooms.