Dr. Shuchi Karim, a researcher at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton, is a guest speaker at the Vivian G. Prins Scholars at Risk Speaker Series, in cooperation with the Global Psychology Alliance. On April 5, 2022 at 1 p.m. Dr. Karim will address the unique challenges facing scholar activists who must combine personal commitment with great personal and professional risk. “Scholar activism,” she says, “stems from a personal commitment and passion for issues that impact people’s lives. Academic activism requires persistent efforts to create knowledge that contributes and/or offers allyship to social movements aiming to transform communities or societies. Commitment to academic freedom and activism often comes with personal risks to life and work, sometimes resulting in displacement, loss of work, distance from loved ones, and other personal and professional uncertainties. The psychological impact on an at-risk scholar-activist is not commonly addressed. At-risk scholars struggle with processes of resettlement, integration into new environments, knowledge preservation, and pursuit of new goals. This session will provide a reflexive conversation about at-risk scholar- activists and lives in the diaspora.”

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