Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2017 Archive

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White out: defending white dominance in the US and beyond

12 April 2017

A presentation by the CoInEd research network in partnership with the Movement of Asian Australian Academics.

In this seminar, guest speakers from Christopher Collins and Alexander Jun from Azusa Pacific University in Califorina will discuss their recently released book and the phenomenon they describe in it, which they refer to as the "White Architecture of the Mind". They will unpack ideas of how dominant "whiteness" and defences against claims of racism are encapsulated by a strategy they call "White Out", which is about the changing nature of white identity and the defence of whiteness in higher education and American society. They define White Out as any attempt to deny privilege and suppress the stories and experiences of people of colour. The session will incorporate a global perspective of whiteness in contexts beyond the US. The presenters will facilitate a discussion of equity advocacy for both Asian Australians and Asian Americans, and conclude with words of hope and suggestions on how society can move forward inclusively.

Event details

  • When: 1.30–3pm

  • Where: Room 440, Old Teachers College A22, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Old Teachers College A22
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  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: RSVP by emailing Dr Yeow-Tong Chia.

  • Contact: Dr Yeow Tong Chia
    T: +61 2 9351 5027
    E: yeowtong.chia@sydney.edu.au

  • Speakers: Alexander Jun (top) is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University, in California, US. in California, US. Profressor Jun is a TED speaker and the author of From Here to University: Access, Mobility, and Resilience Among Urban Latino Youth(Routledge Press, 2001). He has published extensively on issues of postsecondary access for historically under-represented students in underserved areas, and recently completed a three-year narrative inquiry research project on the educational mobility and academic resilience of Khmer orphans, about which he is completing a book.

    Christopher S. Collins is Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University, in California, US. Dr Collins is interested in research on the role of higher education related to poverty reduction, knowledge extension, public good, and social rates of return. Recent publications include Higher Education and Global Poverty: University Partnerships and the World Bank in Developing Countries (Cambria Press, 2011) and Education Strategy in the Developing World: Revising the World Bank’s Education Policy (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012). In addition, he has published articles in The Review of Higher Education and the Journal of Higher Education.

  • Co-sponsored by: Movement of Asian Australian Academics
    Movement of Asian Australian Academics

White out: defending white dominance in the US and beyond

Where Room 448, Old Teachers College A22, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Old Teachers College A22
Click image for interactive map.

When

12 April 2017


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