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Institute of Political Economy Annual Graduate Student Conference: (un)masking
February 25, 2021 — February 26, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM — 5:00 AM
The Institute of Political Economy will be hosting a two-day event over zoom for this year’s annual graduate student conference. English Closed Captioning [auto-generated] will be available throughout. This event is open to the public, but registration is required [complete form below].
The theme of our conference is (un)masking: 2020 was a tumultuous year. The pandemic, racism, police violence, white supremacy and the rise of the alt-right have reshaped our daily lives. At the same time, increasing awareness of the precarious working conditions of essential workers calls for a living wage, affordable housing and rental prices; calls for ending racist violence; and calls for ecological action have dominated news headlines. This year isn’t just an isolated event, but the culmination of a diversity of social, political, economic, and ecological issues, processes, and injustices that have long been neglected, concealed, or downplayed.
Our conference will kick off the morning of Thursday, February 25 with our keynote presentation delivered by Dr. Lindsey McKay (Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology, Thompson Rivers University) on her research relating to care work, parental leave and the pandemic. Following Dr. McKay’s presentation, hear from graduate students and alumni from the Institute of Political Economy and the broader Carleton community on their research. Full schedule and presentation titles can be read here.
Thank you to everyone who submitted to our conference, our generous moderators and sponsors!
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