Co-sponsored by the University's Department of American Indian Studies and the Office for Public Engagement, this year's roundtable series focuses on decolonization and community-engaged scholarship, and will address the role universities play in reproducing patterns of colonization, how community engagement can help transform these patterns, and how decolonization can be a lens for academic work.
3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6
325 Education Sciences Building
Michigan State University (MSU) Associate Professor Kyle Powys Whyte will lead the next forum of the Engaged Scholar Critical Community Engagement Roundtable, focusing on decolonization and research. The Timnick Chair in the Humanities at MSU, Powys is associate professor of philosophy and community sustainability, a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy and Ethics graduate concentration, and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian Studies and Environmental Science and Policy programs. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.