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Congratulations to Dr. Reena Kukreja for her SSHRC Connections Grant: “This Is Evidence”: Photovoice by Undocumented South Asian Male Migrants In Greece

“This Is Evidence”: Photovoice by Undocumented South Asian Male Migrants In Greece

Image taken by an undocumented Bangladeshi worker, Manolada to show back muscle stress
Image taken by an undocumented Bangladeshi worker, Manolada to show back muscle stress

“This will let the people learn how we live our lives here.” These words from an undocumented Bangladeshi migrant man working in Greece sum up the impetus behind a multi-media social justice project of Photovoice that Dr. Reena Kukreja has been collaborating on with 3 groups of Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani migrant men in Greece. They have been using their cell phones to take photographs, record videos, and narrate their stories about their migrant reality.

This project has been awarded SSHRC’s Connection Grant for a curated multi-media exhibition, to be held in Greece and Canada, and for the development of an interactive website repository of images, videos, and migrant life-histories. Partners for the exhibition in Canada include the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts in Kingston, the International Migration Research Centre in Waterloo, and the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University in Toronto. In Greece, Harokopio University and Generation 2.0, an activist group, are the exhibition’s partners. The exhibition will allow the audience an immersive experience of the migrant men’s lives through reconstructed migrant housing; photographs and videos taken by the men; 360-degree videos and drone footage; life-histories; interactive maps showing migratory trajectories and sites of migrant labour; ambient sound from migrant work and housing sites; and multi-lingual handouts describing the collaborative project.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Reena Kukreja for her Insight Development Grant: Undocumented South Asian Male Migrants in Greece

Undocumented South Asian Male Migrants in Greece: Understanding Masculinity, Love, and Work in Troubled Times

Energy Democracy Windmills on Wolfe Island
Bangladeshi Migrants discuss inadequate housing with Reena in Manolada, Greece

Dr. Reena Kukreja’s research on undocumented Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani migrant agricultural workers in Greece examines how culturally-specific masculine norms are harnessed to enforce labour docility. It situates these men’s migrant precarity, labour disciplining, and notions of failed masculinity within the context of heightened border securitization, restrictive family reunification laws, and discourses of Islamophobia, racism, and ethno-nationalism prevalent in Greece. The research seeks to answer questions such as how does migration emerge as a compensatory masculine strategy to help migrant men shed the stigma of failed manhood? How do regimes of temporary labour and border securitization harness cultural norms of hegemonic masculinity for disciplining labour? How do masculine hierarchies within disparate groups of migrant men, based on colonial and postcolonial encounters, differing religions, class, and cultural norms get reproduced, refashioned, or dismantled in the supposedly neutral space of host countries such as Greece, where discourses of Islamophobia and xenophobia collectively other them? How does sexuality and desire, heterosexual or homoerotic get articulated? Do these men engage in a politics of protest? This study is significant as the numbers of migrants increase globally while populist backlash against racialised poor migrants gains strength. The focus on masculinity addresses an urgent need to understand the interconnections of migration to masculinity, impulses to stay or move on, and how capital manipulates masculine norms and cultures of precarious migrants to maximize profit. Research sites comprise of six rural regions of Argos, Megara, Manolada, Skala-Lakonia, Thiva, and Crete.

 

 

Cuban Culture and Society Course Video Release

DEVS 306/DEVS 307:  Cuban Culture and Society Courses

The DEVS course Cuban Culture and Society which, for the past 12 years, has taken Queen’s students to the University of Havana and invited Cuban professors and artists to Queen’s, has released a video.  Produced by former student Roy Zheng (currently an MA student in Cultural Studies), the seven minute video includes brief interviews with a range of students, and photos of many of the instructors, artists and excursion sites in Havana.  The course will be offered in 2020-2021 with an on-campus portion (DEVS 306) and, international travel permitting, a Havana portion in May (DEVS 307).  The video is a reminder, during this period of lockdown, of what we can learn when we have the opportunity to look beyond ourselves.  

SNID Program Coordinator Position: Applications Due: 20July2020

PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSITION
Studies in National and International Development
c/o Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

Studies in National and International Development (SNID) invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator. Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program at Queen’s University. This is a term appointment for the period of August 15, 2020 to April 15, 2021 with a possibility of renewal for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. 

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Barbra Lalonde via email at devsmngr@queensu.ca or by telephone at 613-533-6000, extension 77210.

As a graduate student employed as a Research Assistant, you are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 901, Unit 1.  Research assistants at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 901, Unit 1, which is posted at http://psac901.org/unit-1-collective-agreement-2018-2021/

The successful candidate responsibilities will include but not be limited to website maintenance (working knowledge of HTML and/or WebPublish required); listserv management; virtual meeting (eg. Zoom) set-up and facilitation; social media networking; email correspondence; preparation and distribution of promotional materials; coordination of speaker logistics if and when applicable (travel plans, expense reimbursement, assistance with technology); and fundraising initiatives.  The successful applicant will work under the supervision of two Queen’s faculty members who serve as SNID Co-Chairs.  

The Program Coordinator position runs from mid-August to mid-April each year, as some work is required in August in preparation for a September kick-off. In light of COVID-19, SNID will be hosting its seminar series virtually until it is possible to safely meet again in-person. SNID sessions are held Thursdays from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM. The Program Coordinator must be available to attend weekly talks (whether they are virtual or in-person) and must be registered as a graduate student at Queen’s University.  The position is approximately forty (40) hours per month.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on Monday July 20, 2020. Applications should include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s interest and qualifications in the position, a complete and current curriculum vitae, and a letter of reference from one (1) referee, as well as any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration. 

Please arrange to have applications and supporting documentation sent directly to:

Ms. Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager
Department of Global Development Studies
Email:  devsmngr@queensu.ca

The final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.   Additional information about Studies in National and International Development can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/snid/

Click here to view the position advertisement in PDF format.

 

Fall 2020 Term Update Live Zoom Session with Dr. Marcus Taylor: Wednesday June 24th at 1:00 PM

DEVS Q&A Fall Term

DEVS is excited to invite you to our live zoom session with Dr. Marcus Taylor to discuss the department’s fall 2020 term plans!

Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/devs-live-zoom-fall-term-2020-update-tickets....

Zoom Session link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87162960535

Password will be sent to registered attendees by noon on June 24th!

Fall 2020 Term Adjunct Position: DEVS 361: Policy Project Planning and Policy Advocacy (Applications due 10Jul2020)

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE 2020-2021 (Fall Term)
DEVS 361-700/3.0 – Project Planning and Policy Advocacy

Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Global Development Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Project Planning and Policy Advocacy (DEVS 361-700/3.0).  This is an online undergraduate course with an expected enrolment of 120 students.  This is a term appointment for the period September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 with classes in session from September 10 to December 4, 2020. 

Successful candidates will typically have a Ph.D. and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies or a related discipline.  They will have expertise in the field or fields relevant to the course, appropriate teaching experience including experience working within an Online Learning Management platform (such as onQ).

As this course is being offered online, successful candidates will also:

  • have regular access to high speed internet and a computer that meets current specifications
  • be willing to take an active role in delivering the course and communicating regularly with students
  • be open to learning how to use the new technologies in order to be effective in the virtual environment
  • be flexible in terms of availability, which may include offering online office hours via the web at times outside of the regular 9-5 work week
  • be willing to provide students with timely and constructive feedback
  • be comfortable with working in a partnership with Arts and Science Online in the delivery of the course.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager (email:  devsmngr@queensu.ca or phone (613-533-6000, ext 77210).

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivist...

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two referees, course description/outline, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Barbra Lalonde, Department Manager
Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B412, Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
Email:  devsmngr@queensu.ca (PREFERRED)

Applications will be received until July 10, 2020.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Global Development Studies can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/devs.


Course Description

Project Planning and Policy Advocacy

The course prepares students for fieldwork in global development. It connects theory with practice through in‐depth, skills‐based modules on economic literacy, results‐based management (RBM), and policy advocacy. Students will apply core concepts and best practices to effective proposal writing, project management, and policy advocacy.

NOTE Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online.

PREREQUISITE [(DEVS 240/3.0 or DEVS 280/3.0) and (Level 2 or above or registration in GAEN certificate)] or permission of instructor.                                                                                                                           

Posted: June 23, 2020

Click here to view the position advertisement in PDF format

 

DEVS Live Zoom Session with Cathy Keates, Director of Career and Experiential Learning, Career Services at Queen's. Wednesday May 20th at 1PM

DEVS Zoom Session with Cathy Keates

Register via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/devs-live-zoom-career-session-tickets-105428050136

Zoom Session link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88909531206?pwd=c25ZVG9NSGV1amVZWmxkTmp6ektodz09

Password will be sent to registered attendees by noon on May 20th!

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