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Cui bono and social capital: Understanding the white savior

February 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

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This week Samantha Stevens will give a presentation: “Cui bono and social capital: Understanding the white savior” followed by a discussion.

In order to address the ongoing inaction by the Canadian government regarding mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nations, my current research examines the moves to innocence enacted by the government. Using recent research on the white saviour trope and the legal concept of cui bono as central concepts, I am examining if social capital can provide the bar by which to determine if an altruistic intervention provides suitable benefits to both sides of a historically unbalanced power dynamic.

About the presenter:
I am currently a PhD student in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. My research examines the intersect of the savior framework, Indigenous law and governance, and Indigenous/Canadian treaty negotiations.

This event is part of our regular presentation and discussion session for researchers including PhD/master students.

This session is 7pm CET / 6pm UTC / 1pm EST / 12pm CST / 11am MST / 10am PST and will be facilitated by Jacob Spanke.

These sessions are a supportive way to connect with people. You can ask questions, get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Do you want to present your research? Giving a short presentation to the group can be great practice for confirmation, thesis defense, or rehearsal for conference presentations. It can really help to formulate your ideas, get feedback on your research, and discuss your project.

Presentations can be helpful at various stages of your research program. In the early stages it can be helpful to get feedback from the group to help formulate your research, and later in your research to make sense of the data and practice presenting your final results.

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Generally, presentations can be 10 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.


February 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0




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