Frances Henry & Carol Tator

About Us:


Frances Henry:

Current Areas Of Research

Following on the well received book on racism in the Canadian university, a team of social science colleagues  headed by Frances Henry as Principal Investigator came together to continue research in the area of race, racialization and indigenity  at the Academy. The project has used a multifaceted methodology including analysis of university documentary materials downloaded from their websites, on site personal interviews with racialized and Indigenous faculty and is now planning a nationwide survey.  Our analysis is  framed in terms of theoretical and empirical understandings of Whiteness which continues to deny indigenous and racialized faculty (and students) access and equity within Canadian universities.  The study challenges the  role and effectiveness of education in the 21st Century in academia  and concludes  that significant shifts in the cultural, structural, epistemological and pedagogical models and approaches that historically and currently typify our institutions of higher learning is required. 

The team has reported preliminary findings at  both the Social Science and Humanities Congress meetings of 2010 and 2011 as well as several meetings of the  Canadian Ethnic Studies Association. 

A special edition of the journal Canadian Ethnic Studies featuring eight papers presenting preliminary findings of this study is currently in press and will appear towards the end of 2012.

Our Backgrounds
Extracts From Our Writings
Current Areas Of Research
Challenging Racism In The Arts

© Dr. Frances Henry & Carol Tator |