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As part of broadening the conversation on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on campus, one of the key areas of focus centres on the various ways to address systemic barriers that exclude the stories and experiences of Black and Brown bodies within higher education.
In this session, Dr. Jerome Cranston will focus on the commitments and sacrifices that are required to decenter EurocentricWhiteness in higher education. The session will explore the ways in which Eurocentric Whiteness is valourized and privileged in higher education. In this session, Dr. Cranston outlines what is needed if the pervasiveness, magnitudes and normalcy of White privilege, dominance and assumed superiority are to be dismantled so there might be greater racial justice within higher education.
Dr. Cranston is currently the Dean of Education at the University of Regina and will be taking on a new role as Vice-Provost of Student and Learning effective August 1, 2023 at the University of Saskatchewan.
Jerome Cranston is a spouse, father to a son and brother to two surviving siblings. One of his maternal grandparents originated from a tribal community in what is now Nepal and the other was of Anglo-Burmese descent. He is the grandson of a travelling bookkeeper with the East Indian Rail Company who was killed during a bombing of a railway station in what is now Bangladesh, and a grandmother who would die one year later from the effects of a British-manufactured famine in West Bengal. He has accepted his distant yet constant connection to the trauma that echoes through their and his colonized histories. He holds a PhD (University of Manitoba), Master of Education (University of Lethbridge), and Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science (University of Alberta). He is a critical race scholar who uses transdisciplinary, race-conscious approaches to uncover educational inequalities and systemic racism with a commitment to finding solutions that lead to greater racial justice for those who are denied it.
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