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April 2021

Conversation with Adia Harvey Wingfield (April 20) by the Anti-Racism and Equity Committee

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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We are very excited to invite all of you to the first event of this summer, organized by the Anti-Racism and Equity Committee (Tri-Campus). In this Conversation with Prof. Adia Harvey Wingfield, “Institutionalizing Anti-racism: Experiences from the Field,” Prof. Wingfield will share her research on race, gender, and organization, as well as her experience of building a diverse and strong department. Here is a short piece by Prof. Wingfield (https://hbr.org/2020/07/we-built-a-diverse-academic-department-in-5-years-heres-how) and we also recommend her recent book, Flatlining: Race, Work,…

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Colloquium Speaker Series: Prof. Ken-Hou Lin – Divested: Inequality in the Age of Finance

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Please join us for the Winter Colloquium Series talk with Prof. Ken-Hou Lin (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin). In addition to the talk, Professor Lin will also be available for one-on-one meetings. Wednesday April 21st, 11:00-12:30pm (note the change from the usual time) Title: DIVESTED: INEQUALITY IN THE AGE OF FINANCE Zoom meeting link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/82325994258 Passcode: 727115 Meeting with the speaker: Professor Lin is available for one-on-one meetings on Thursday, April 22nd, between 11am and 1pm…

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Navigating “Imposter Syndrome”: Claiming Our Space and Belonging in Academia

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Virtual Table Talk Series by Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Navigating “Imposter Syndrome”: Claiming Our Space and Belonging in Academia Please register in advance: https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc--hrT8vHNV3YGMAnOJAaQIJiDZ4UHeX Self-doubt and anxiety are a common part of being in the culture of academia. What people commonly call “imposter syndrome” is an issue that impacts many of our working lives, especially for BIPoC and other marginalized groups. Although there are problems with the individualized language of “syndrome”  (as this article rightfully highlights the structural issues behind it: https://hbr.org/2021/02/stop-telling-women-they-have-imposter-syndrome), knowing its social and structural dimensions doesn’t mean that…

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