Academic Appetizer Hour with Green College Leading Scholars

  • Kelly McCormick, Julia Schmidt, Hannah Turner and Meike Wernicke
    on Zoom

    Thursday, February 10, 5-6:30pm
    in the series
    Green College Leading Scholars' Series
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    Bite-sized research presentations by recently appointed UBC Faculty Members across disciplines. Faculty presentations in this fourth session by the 2021-23 Leading Scholars Program cohort include:

  • New Histories and Methods for Making Them Accessible: Women Photographers in Japan
    Kelly McCormick, Assistant Professor, History

    I am a historian of modern Japanese visual and material culture. My book project, The Cameraman in a Skirt, traces pivotal women who broke into the highly gendered sphere of the photography world to understand the changing relationship of Japanese women and the camera from the 1930s through 1970s. I am the lead investigator on "Behind the Camera: Gender, Power, and Politics in the History of Japanese Photography," a collaborative digital humanities project on the history of Japanese women in photography from the mid-nineteenth century to today.



  • Doing, Being, Belonging after Brain Injury
    Julia Schmidt, Assistant Professor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

    My research aims to understand and improve everyday life for people after brain injury. I am focused on areas including self-awareness, identity, roles and resiliency. I hope to develop health delivery methods and programs to improve the experience and quality of life after brain injury, and build knowledge of the factors that facilitate engagement in life after brain injury.




  • Cataloguing Culture!
    Hannah Turner, Assistant Professor, Information

    I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Information, where I research the connection between cultural heritage and technology. I examine systems of classification and categorization in museum ethnographic collections, and experiment with how emerging technologies are used to represent cultural heritage. 





  • Centering Multilingualisms in Teacher Education
    Meike Wernicke, Assistant Professor, Language and Literacy Education

    I am a settler scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC. My research is situated at the intersection of teacher education and language learning and teaching. In my work I focus on the ideological and discursive workings of language, culture and educational policy, and the impact of these on the identities and practices of language learners and teachers. My work involves drawing on critical perspectives and decolonizing approaches to examine how we can prioritize equitable language practices in both initial teacher education and teacher professional learning.



  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

February 10th, 2022 from  5:00 PM to  6:30 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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