One of the most popular and provoking singer-songwriters in Cuba, Carlos Varela returns to Kingston for another stellar concert. Varela, who has performed with Spain’s Joan Serrat, and the Americans Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, received an honorary degree from Queen's in June, in recognition of his musical talent and the importance of his voice inside and outside Cuba. Varela will be accompanied by bassist Julio Cesar, and jazz pianist Aldo López Gavilán, termed by Chucho Valdés as "simply a genius" and the London Times as a "formidable virtuoso."
Please join us for a one-day workshop that will focus on different strategies, priorities, methods, and paradigms of "decolonization".
Known as ‘the world’s worst drug disaster’, the distribution of thalidomide to pregnant women in the ‘50s and ‘60s caused at least 10,000 people to be born with serious deformities including shortened limbs. Professor Parle's lecture challenges the assumption that there was no 'epidemic of thalidomide' in Africa. She charts the new history of thalidomide emerging in regions outside the “developed world”.
An information session for students interested in taking DEVS 305 in the Winter 2015 term.
Development Studies announces the Sonia Enjamio Award for study in Havana Two awards of $750 each are available to subsidize the program fee for students wishing to enrol in Global Development Studies 305 "Cuban Culture and Society," which takes place January-May 2015 at Queen's and in Havana. The Sonia Enjamio Award is named for former University of Havana professor Dr. Sonia Enjamio, (1945-2010). Dr. Enjamio, a history professor, was one of the founders and original teachers of the Queen's Cuban studies course. Preference for the award will be given to qualified upper year students, in any department.
For a week this August a group of students will live in the woods north of Kingston. Re-indigenizing People and Environments, an experiential learning course in the Department of Global Development Studies, has a small group of students engage with Indigenous theory and practice while learning to forage for food, build shelter and understand their environment. The course, now entering its second year, is taught by Bob Lovelace and Richard Day, professors in the Department of Global Development Studies. While students sleep every night in a structure they’ll build themselves, Mr. Lovelace’s house is nearby in the event of an emergency. Of course, they get some lessons in wilderness safety too. “Our re-indigenization course encourages students to foster a knowledge of their surroundings, which is something that is often lost in modern society,” says Mr. Lovelace. “With this course we hope to foster greater reliance on oneself, one’s community and the land.”
DEVS 305: Cuban Culture and Society Course 2015 Devs 305, an interdisciplinary course 6.0 unit course which also counts towards degree requirements in the departments of Film and Media Studies, Sociology, Languages, Literatures and Cultures and History, will be taught over Winter and part of Spring terms of 2015.
A collection of life experience of ten former and current Wema beneficiaries told in the girls' own words and explained with pictures that she has taken herself or selected to represent her story. Edited by Michelle Johnston, DEVS MA Candidate
Finding Inspiration in Bleak Times: Development Studies Student Perspectives. The following comments are from a panel of Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students who spoke on a panel in March in Professor Karen Dubinsky’s “Introduction to Development Studies: Canada and the “Third World” course, Devs 100. Collectively, they voice the joys, frustrations and difficulties that face many students as they think about the world today, and Canada’s, and their own, place in it. They were asked to reflect on the source of the inspiration for the research and community work they do, despite bleak circumstances. Here they do so with honesty and intelligence.
culty Statement in Support of Feminist Enquiry, Association, and Activism We, the undersigned faculty at Queen’s University, believe in and strongly support feminist enquiry, association, and activism in all societies where people’s status is demeaned on the basis of gender. Feminism has a long and complex history. It, like other political philosophies, has many variants, traditions and streams. Feminists rarely speak with one voice, and they are certainly not only female. But what we have in common is a commitment to equality of all kinds and an abhorrence of violence, both individual and systemic. We see the marginalization of women as complex and intertwined with racialization, colonization, class inequalities, sexual orientation, and global location. Feminists agree that education is key to changing cultures of physical, emotional, and sexual violence and to maintaining hard won rights that must actively be protected. We are outraged at the recent attack on a female Queen's student, as we are at all acts of violence. We write to show our support for feminist students and feminist work at Queen's and for everyone who speaks out against violence, discrimination, and injustice. We are proud to have the chance to work with students who are committed to social justice and equality.
Interested in taking an online course this summer? DEVS 100 "Canada and the Third World" and DEVS 240 "Culture and Development" are both being offered through Continuing and Distance Studies at Queen's University.
It seems a meme is in circulation, to the effect that DEVS is no longer accepting upper year transfer students from within Arts and Science. That's false. What's on our departmental website is true. This confusion probably arose as some students (I'd say not surprisingly) read the term 'internal transfer' to mean 'internal to Arts and Science', whereas within the world of Queen's administration, it means 'internal to Queen's but external to Arts and Science'.
Congratulations to Professors Alex Da Costa, Karen Dubinsky, and Susanne Soederberg on your successful SARC funding.
Ali Tejpar article on HIVE Prevention Through Empowerment has been published in the Undercurrent Journal (the Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Development Studies) in their issue on gender and development.
Dr. Corinne Mason is an Assistant Professor who is jointly appointed to the Department of Sociology and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. Dr. Mason joined Brandon University in the fall of 2013, accepting a tenure-track positio
Opinion: Is Africa the most homophobic continent? By Marc Epprecht, professor of Global Development Studies, Special to CNN
Sexuality (and gender relations) in Africa is bad figure for the past 700 years. However, despite the terrible cost of the awakening of political homophobia and religious fundamentalism in recent years, the speakers (Epprecht and Nyeck) remain optimistic about the positive developments in the battle of law and sexual health in Africa.
Professor Susanne Soederberg is an invited speaker at the International Conference on 'Alternatives Solutions to the Debt Crisis'. Professor Soederberg's presentation 'Debtfarism and the Structural Violence of Financial Inclusion' will be on March 6, 2014.
Karen Dubinsky's co-edited anthology Habáname, la cuidad musical de Carlos Varela (The Musical City of Carlos Varela) was recently published in Havana by Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau.
Reclaiming the Public in Public Health Who: David McDonald, Co-Director (Municipal Services Project), Professor (Queen’s University, Canada) What: The Struggle for Health in Europe The International People’s Health University (IPHU) Where: Thessaloniki Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece When: December 1, 2013, 13.00h
Public Measurements for Public Services: Beyond the Financial Who: David McDonald, Co-Director (Municipal Services Project), Professor (Queen’s University, Canada) What: Second Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance (GWOPA) Conference, coordinated by UN-Habitat Where: Hospital de St Pau, Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167 Barcelona, Spain When: November 27, 2013, 17.00h
A story of all the good thngs that happned after someone threatedned to shoot me.
David McDonald is speaking at Cornell University on Thursday October 17, 2013.
Come join us for the book launch of "Sexual Diversity in Africa" (S.N. Nyeck and M. Epprecht) and "Sexulaity and Social Justice in Africa" (Epprecht) on Thursday November 7, 2013 at 7PM at Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street
Stephanie Rudyk and Sarah Cheng awarded a fellowship through the Pathy Family Foundation Community Leadership Program to develop a mentorship program to help migrant children succeed in the international school system in Shanghai, China.
Teaching Assistantships available for 2013-2014 academic year.
Book Launch: Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa: Rethinking Homophobia and Forging Resistance Marc Epprecht Based on pioneering research on the history of homosexualities and engagement with current lgbti and HIV/AIDS activism, Marc Epprecht provides a sympathetic overview of the issues at play and a hopeful outlook on the potential of sexual rights for all. Speakers: Marc Epprecht and Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju In association with IAI
Carolyn Richardson (Artsci’13) is fascinated – no, obsessed – with a region in northwest China that borders Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. For several years, she’s plunged into research about China’s Xinjiang province, intrigued by its blended Middle Eastern and Chinese culture, and the predominantly Muslim Uyghur population.
Default description.The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching The Cultural Politics of Decolonisation in Canada course.
The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching Social Movements of the Contemporary Middle East course.
The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University invites applications and topic proposals from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a 4th year topics course.
Sara Korosi, M.A. Development Studies Queen's '13
DEVS 100 and DEVS 230 online courses, summer 2013, Continuing and Distance Studies.
DEVS 305. Cuban Culture and Society Course Winter and Summer 2014
Summer term 2013 (Aug 19-28) Instructors: Bob Lovelace and Richard Day
Monday, March 25, 6:30pm, KFPL.
DEVS 100S on line, summer term.
talk in Germany future of public enterprise
Leslie Doucet Global Development Studies Student Fund
Global Perspectives talk
Prof Taylor discusses the questions of financial inclusion as a development strategy