Institute of Political Economy 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference: (un)masking

Institute of Political Economy 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference: (un)masking

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Friday, February 26, 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Zoom Various Locations (Carleton University)

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

IPE Graduate Students, 613-520-7414,


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About this Event

Host Organization: Institute of Political Economy
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The Institute of Political Economy will be hosting our 21st annual graduate student conference on Thursday, Feb 25th and Friday, Feb 26th [via zoom]. English closed captioning (auto-generated) will be provided throughout.

This event is open to the public, but registration will be required. Registration and our full schedule will be available next week, stay tuned for more details!

2020 has been a tumultuous year. The pandemic, racism, police violence, white supremacy and the rise of the alt-right have reshaped our daily lives. At the same time, increasing awareness of the precarious working conditions of essential workers calls for a living wage, affordable housing and rental prices; calls for ending racist violence; and calls for ecological action have dominated news headlines. This year isn’t just an isolated event, but the culmination of a diversity of social, political, economic, and ecological issues, processes, and injustices that have long been neglected, concealed, or downplayed.

Our conference will kick off Thursday morning with our keynote presentation delivered by Dr. Lindsay Mckay (Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology, Thompson Rivers University) on the topic of Parental Leave Benefits in COVID-19. Following Dr. McKay’s presentation, hear from grads and alumni from the Institute of Political Economy and the broader Carleton community on their research.

Our panelists presentations over the two days of the conference will speak to the following themes:

– Digital and Data Capitalism: Imagining Future Governance
– Accessibility and Affordability: Wealth Inequality and Housing
– Precarity and Pay: Im/Migration and Labour in Canada
– Protest and Politics: Mobilizing Resistance
– The Politics of Care, Gender, and Sexuality
– Capitalism, Consumption, and Crisis
– Labour and Justice: Towards Worker Solidarity
– Colonialism and Necropolitics in Global Contexts

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