Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice launched at University
21 October 2016
The University is pleased to announce the recent launch of the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE), directed by Professor Bee Scherer, which opened with a lecture by eminent scholar of feminist psychoanalysis and religion, Professor Naomi Goldenberg (Ottawa).
In her talk, which marked the first in the Centre’s series, Professor Goldenberg challenged notions of both sexuality and religion as separate modes of cultural productions. The programme of events will then continue to cover aspects of individual and social identity creation with focus on gender, sexualities, religion, health and socio-economic justice.
From left to right: Professor Bee Scherer, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Professor Naomi Goldenberg and Dr Keith McLay, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
A particularly timely addition to current research taking place at Christ Church is INCISE’s Islam and Social Justice mini-series, featuring a wide range of experts on topics such as islamophobia, radicalisation, gender equality and disability. Another dedicated cluster of events is the Theories of Knowledge mini-series, aimed at research students and Early Career Researchers, in collaboration with the University’s Graduate School.
INCISE was officially opened by Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, and the celebration attracted an engaged public of scholars and interested observers from across the country.
Find out more about the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE) on the University website: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/INCISE, and follow the Centre on Facebook: /INCISE.cccu and Twitter: @INCISE_cccu.