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Jellisa Ricketts

Jellisa Ricketts

Jellisa Ricketts

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DARE Project: Teaching Against Anti-Black Racism and Toward Black Inclusion
Project Supervisor: Andrea A. Davis

Project Description:

This research project seeks to redress ideologies and systems of anti-Black racism in the university through a focus on practices of learning and unlearning. As a multidisciplinary research initiative, which will involve collating and disseminating research in Black Studies across the humanities, social sciences and professional studies, the project responds to and supports the Faculty's anti-Black racism strategies. The project will include the development and implementation of a website, providing comprehensive research, teaching, and workplace resources for faculty, students and staff in LA&PS. LA&PS community members will be able to find in one place existing resources about best pedagogical practices for teaching race and teaching in diverse classrooms; the most contemporary research in liberal arts and professional disciplines to inform further disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship; and resources for anti-racism education and training. While the website and resources will be developed primarily to meet the needs of LA&PS members, they will also be accessible to other Faculties and will provide valuable support for teachers, social workers, media professionals, community researchers and government agencies.

The Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) - Undergraduate enables our students to meaningfully engage in research projects supervised by LA&PS faculty members. Find out more about DARE.