Decolonizing Qualitative Methodologies

Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

The Faculty of Environment invites you to attend a special Speakers Series on Decolonizing Methodologies for Respectful Sustainability Research

Sessions will take place during the last week of each month. The third session, featuring Professor Saran Stewart from Neag School of Education and the University of Connecticut, is on December 2nd from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. 

Following the Speaker presentation, STEC will share information about post-talk interactive reflection sessions.

Speakers will share their unique approaches to decolonizing research, and how they conduct research that is inclusive, mindful of local cultural practices and sensitive to diverse research contexts. Among participants, we will collectively explore the meaning of decolonization as it pertains to sustainability research; to re-think our approach to and purpose of research; and to explore ways to design and conduct Respectful Research.

This speaker series is organized as part of a student-led initiative and sponsored by STEC.

About Professor Saran Stewart
Speaker Series Poster

Prof. Saran Stewart
Saran Stewart, PhD is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, and Director of Global Education at the Neag School of Education, as well as Faculty Director for the Global House Living and Learning Community at the University of Connecticut in the US. She was formerly a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Dean at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. The focus of her research is on access and equity in education, teaching, and learning in local and global contexts, utilizing postcolonial, decolonial, (post)diasporic, and critical and inclusive pedagogical theories with attention to the issues of race, gender, intersectionality among others. She has delivered many talks globally and has produced numerous publications, most recently an edited volume titled ‘Decolonizing Qualitative Approaches For and By the Caribbean’.