6 May

Transformative Education: Integrating Activist Understandings, Skills, and Action into Teaching

  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Zoom webinar

Professor Karen Suyemoto (University of Massachusetts), visiting scholar at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM).

This webinar focuses on how, as educators, we might orient our teaching towards fostering activism for social justice in students. We will begin with an abbreviated overview of transformative education and conscientization as reflected in ethnic studies and social sciences within the U.S. I will present a brief overview of my research into anti-racist empowerment and everyday resistance to provide a foundation of the types of understanding, awareness, skills, and actions might be fostered through education.  I will present examples of activist action projects from undergraduate and graduate courses, and consider the connections between such projects and theoretical and disciplinary skills.  This presentation of findings and experiences from a U.S. context will serve as a comparative foundation for open discussion in the seminar of how activism may be integrated into teaching and education in a Swedish or European context similarly and differently.


This is a Zoom webinar organized in collaboration with the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), and the Department of Social Work. If you would like to participate in the webinar, please contact Defne Kadioglu to obtain the Zoom link.