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Queen's University
 

Jennifer Matsunaga

PhD Candidate 
M.A.  (Carleton University)
B.A. (High Hons.)  (Carleton University)

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   Email:  jennifer.matsunaga@queensu.ca
   Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 77965
   Office: D413 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
   Website: www.jennifermatsunaga.com

  Supervisor:  Dr. Sarita Srivastava

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Effects of transitional justice measures used to remedy ‘historical injustices’ in non-transitional societies.
  • Critiques of truth, reconciliation, and redress as healing measures;
  • The processing, storage, and archiving of historical injustice claims data and documents; and,
  • Anti-racist / reconciliation intersections between Japanese Canadian and First Nations communities.

    EDUCATION

    • PhD Candidate - (2011-Present), Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Working thesis title: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada:  Governing historical injustice claims through compensation processes
    • MA Sociology - (2011), Carleton University, Ontario, Canada – Thesis title: Publics in the Making: A Genealogical Inquiry into the Discursive Publics of Japanese Canadian Redress.
    • BA (High Honours) Sociology - (2009), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    ACADEMIC HONOURS, AWARDS,SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

    • 2014-2015 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Merit-based scholarship awarded to graduate students in all graduate     disciplines in Ontario Universities.
    • 2013-2014 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Merit-based scholarship awarded to graduate students in all graduate disciplines in Ontario Universities.
    • January 2013 - Institutional Nomination for the Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship (One of eight Candidates nominated by Queen’s University)
    • 2012-2013 - R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship. Awarded to first class graduate students in all fields.
    • 2012-2013 - Queen’s Graduate Award. Awarded by the Department to eligible students in all fields.
    • 2012-2013 - Robert W. & Ann C. Southam Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to students in any faculty on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activity, and demonstrated proficiency in writing on any Canadian issue.
    • 2011-2012 - Queen’s Graduate Award. Awarded by the Department to eligible students in all fields.
    • May 2011 - Travel Grant. Canadian Sociological Association
    • January 2011 - Carleton University Award.
    • 2010-2011 - Carleton University Graduate Award. Awarded by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    • 2009-2010 - Carleton University Graduate Award. Awarded by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

      Teaching Assistantships
    • Race and Racialization – January 2014 to April 2014 (Professor Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University)
    • Sociology of Information and Communication Technologies – September 2013 to December 2013 (Professor Martin Hand, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University)
    • Sociology of Information and Communication Technologies – September 2012 to December 2012 (Professor Martin Hand, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University)
    • Race and Ethnic Relations – September 2011 to April 2012 (Professor Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University)
    • Research Methodology –September 2011 to December 2011 (Professor Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University)
    • Introduction to Sociology II – January 2011 to April 2011 (Instructor: Christian Caron, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University)
    • Introduction to Sociology – September 2010 to December 2010 (Instructor: Christian Caron, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University)
    • Introduction to Sociology II – January 2010 to April 2010 (Instructor: Michael Graydon, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University)
    • Introduction to Anthropology – September 2009 to December 2009 (Professor Pauline Aucoin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University)

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

    • September 2013. “Reflections on Japanese Canadian redress and the Idle No More Movement.” Invited speaker for The Politics of Redress Symposium, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
    • November 2012. “Contested Truths and Historical Injustice: How silence gives way to voice.” Invited guest speaker for course HUMR4201: Citizenship and Human Rights. Professor Rebecca Schein, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
    • April 2012. “Dangerous Words and Coyote Stories: Exploring Settler Truth-telling as Parrhesia”. Presented at Department of Sociology Annual Student Symposium, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
    • May 2011. “W(Right)ing Injustice: Publics, publicity and publicizing redress”. Presented at the 2011 Canadian Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, NB.
    • April 2011. “Redress as Social Justice”. Paper presented at University of Ottawa “Critical Perspectives Criminology and Social Justice Conference”, Ottawa, ON.
    • March 2011. “W/Right/ing Injustice: Publics, Publicity and Publicizing Redress”. Presented at joint Trent University and Carleton University conference titled “Behind policy, beyond rhetoric: Reconstructing the Canadian Public from the Margins”, Ottawa, ON.
    • February 2010. “Seeking Justice, Reconciling the Past: The government of Redress in Canada”. Presented at the annual Works In Progress Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

    LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • October 2012 to present: President, Ottawa Japanese Community Association;
    • 2011 to present: Member of the National Association of Japanese Canadians – Human Rights Committee;
    • 2011 to present: Membership Chair and Board Member of the Ottawa Japanese Community Association, Ottawa, ON;
    • 2011 to present: Member, Equity Committee, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON;
    • 2011 to present: Graduate Student Representative to the Sociology Departmental Committee, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON;
    • January 2012 to April 2012: Member, Graduate Student’s Symposium Planning Committee, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON;
    • 2010-2011: Publicity and Organizing, Colloquium Series, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • Member: Canadian Sociological Association
    • Member: American Sociological Association
    • Member: Association for Canadian Studies
    • Member: Canadian Race Relations Foundation

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