The Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies
The Indigenous Elsewhere of Aging: Elder Epistemologies for Decolonial Futures
The 2022 Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies will be held of Thursday October 6th at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space at Trent University. In her public lecture Dr. Sandy Grande (University of Connecticut) will reimagine global aging as a site of possibility; as a conceptual opening for rethinking the central dichotomies and contradictions of contemporary society built on the exigencies of capital and settler hegemony: the centrality of work to existence; of economic growth to production; of age to declining yield, and ultimately of life beyond the productivist logics of capital. In so doing, she will consider how the lives, knowledge and care of Indigenous Elders help to structure conditions for societal renewal. Her central claim is that Elder epistemologies will become increasingly important as we work collectively to create new possibilities for anti-racist and decolonial futures.
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About the speaker
Sandy Grande is a Professor of Political Science and Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Connecticut with affiliations in American Studies, Philosophy, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Across her work, she aims to produce more nuanced analyses of the colonial present. She was recently awarded the Ford Foundation, Senior Fellowship (2019-2020) for a project on Indigenous Elders and aging. Her book, Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought was published in a 10th anniversary edition and a Portuguese translation is anticipated to be published in Brazil in 2021. In addition to publishing numerous articles and book chapters, she is a founding member of New York Stands for Standing Rock. As one of their projects, they published the Standing Rock Syllabus. In addition to her academic and organizing work, she has provided eldercare for her parents for over ten years and remains the primary caregiver for her 94-yr. old father.
About the Program
It is our great pleasure to invite you to be a part of the Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies program; the first of its kind developed by the Trent Centre for Aging & Society (TCAS).
We do so to honour the outstanding intellectual contributions Dr. Katz has made to his discipline and to the creation of our Centre. Prof. Katz helped conceptualize TCAS and put an immense amount of energy into its creation. He remains an active executive member and understands, clearly, the multiple benefits of attracting world-class scholars to Trent University.
To establish and endow this lecture, Trent University has launched a $75,000 fundraising campaign. Dr. Katz and his family have stepped up with a significant financial commitment, but we need your help to ensure the program is robust enough to attract leading researchers to Trent University every year. To contribute to the Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program, you can learn more here.
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Bunions, Brain Games and Belly Fat: ageing and algorithmic media
On October 16, 2019 at 5:30pm our third annual Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies was held at Trent University.
About the speaker
Dr. Kim Sawchuk is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University and the director of the SSHRC Partnership Grant, Ageing, Communication, Technologies: Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life (actproject.ca). She holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Mobile Media Studies. Dr. Sawchuk’s research focuses on the intersection between age, ageing, and communication technologies, more recently examining the ways in which Web 3.0 is shaping public knowledge of ageing and old age through community-based research with older adults. Her recent publications include Game-based Learning Across the Lifespan (Springer, 2018) a co-edited collection of articles on collaborative media-making with older adults. View the poster here.
Late Life Homelessness
Our second annual Stephen Katz Lecture in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies welcomed our esteemed guest, Dr. Amanda Grenier. Dr. Grenier discussed the results of her four-year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec. The Lecture will took place at 5:30 pm on October 10th, 2018 at Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University (310 London Street, Peterborough). Light refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP to email@example.com or by calling (705) 748-1011 x 6440.
The Old King in his Exile
The inaugural lecture was held at 5:30 pm on October 19th, 2017 at Bagnani Hall, Traill College. We were thrilled to have Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg from Graz University, Austria as the first recipient of this honour. In addition to being an outstanding scholar, Prof. Kriebernegg has enjoyed productive working relationships with several members of TCAS, including Dr. Sally Chivers; both of whom have just released a co-edited monograph called “Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability and Long- Term Residential Care.”