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New Approaches, Key Themes: The 14th Annual Graduate Conference in Education

Thursday November 19th
5 - 8pm
KarleenKeynote Address by Dr. Karleen Pendelton Jiminez (Associate Professor in Education, Trent University)

Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes: Objects of Research and the Gendered Landscape
How do we choose our objects of research? Personal histories, interests and desires often compel the inquiry. We encounter results both frustrating and satisfying to the immediate goals of the study, but what toll does the process take, what gifts does it offer, to the researcher’s mind and body? What have I absorbed as a butch researcher studying the gendered landscape of rural Ontario? In this talk, I will reflect on my love affair with gender research, and in particular what I am feeling as I reach the completion of a research project that began through the simple words of a children’s book twenty years ago.

Join us after the keynote for a social event. Come mix and mingle with past and present grad students and faculty. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Friday November 20th
9am - 4pm
Dr. Stephen GaetzJoin us for a full day of student paper presentations on emerging themes in Education, followed by a closing keynote from Dr. Stephen Gaetz (Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Professor, Faculty of Education, York University)