This paper introduces my engagements with cultural studies as an interdisciplinary and collaborative activity devoted to understanding how people make meanings within different cultural contexts under changing historical and economic pressures. I will argue that how communities imagine the spaces open to their agency is crucial in shaping the futures we can devise. The work conducted under the auspices of my Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies is shaped by my formation within postcolonial studies, understood as a decolonizing project linking cognitive and social justice. I speak from that location today.
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Keynote to Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Montreal Nov 5 2011
My participation in the Brazil Canada Knowledge Project is made possible, in part, through support from the SSHRC partnership development grant program and the Canada Research Chair’s program.
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