Scholar Workshop #3: Participatory Research and Decolonization

A conversation with Dr. Michelle Fine (Cuny Graduate Center and Public Science Project, and Visiting Professor at University of South Africa) and Dr. Adreanne Ormond (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Conference Registration
  • 23:00 Lagos
  • 0:100 Nairobi
  • 15:00 San Francisco
  • 22:00 GMT

Join us in a conversation about critical participatory action research and its connections to decolonization in varied sociopolitical contexts. We will discuss past and current PAR projects and explore their promise and complexities. Audience participation welcomed!


  • Michelle Fine

    Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York As a scholar, expert witness, teacher, and educational activist, Fine focuses on questions of justice and dignity, privilege and oppression, and how solidarities emerge. She has published books and articles on high school push outs, adolescent sexuality, the children of incarcerated adults, and the wisdom of Muslim American youth.
  • Adreanne Ormond

    Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington Ormond is Indigenous Māori from the Nation of Rongomaiwāhine, where she was raised on ancestral land. She teaches, supervises, and researches across the politics of indigeneity, exploring Māori knowledge systems, issues of culture and race, and methodologies of decolonization and transformation, aiming to enhance the autonomy of Māori.
  • Ben Kirshner

    Professor of Education, University of Colorado Boulder In his work with the Research Hub for Youth Organizing, Kirshner co-designs educational tools and research studies in partnership with youth organizing groups and networks that build young people’s capacity and power.