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Gupta Professional Ethics Keynote: Reciprocity, Mutuality, and Solidarity—Moving Towards an Anticolonial Stance in Community-University Partnerships

March 7, 2022, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST

Drawing from her own experiences in research and teaching, Aurora Santiago Ortiz highlights the possibilities and potential pitfalls of community service learning and participatory action research. She offers practical lessons and insights for scholars, practitioners, researchers, and all those interested in engaging with communities in more horizontal, reciprocal, and solidary ways.

Aurora Santiago Ortiz, Ph.D., J.D.

Speaker: Aurora Santiago Ortiz, Ph.D., J.D., is a national leader in the area of community engaged research and teaching. A 2020 Ford Dissertation Fellow, she obtained her Ph.D. from the Social Justice Education program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of community based, participatory action research and critical methodologies; anticolonial, queer, feminist, and antiracist social movements; and decolonial feminisms. Currently, she is a research fellow at the University of Kentucky. Her work has been published in the peer-reviewed Michigan Journal of Community Service Leaning, Tracce Urbane: Italian Journal of Urban Studies, Chicana/Latina Studies, The Abusable Past, Society and Space, NACLA Report, Zora, and El Vocero newspaper.

This is a hybrid event. We will have capacity for 75 in-person attendees and the event will be live-streamed, as well.

Organized and sponsored by Rackham Graduate School and the Ginsberg Center for Community Service Learning.

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Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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