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EASP - SPSSI Conference 2010


Small Group Meeting:

Forgotten Alternatives:
Denaturalizing Injustice and Exclusion

17-19 March 2010

The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), New York City

Michelle Fine (Graduate Center, CUNY), Susan Opotow (John Jay College and Graduate Center, CUNY), Xenia Chryssochou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), and Dario Spini (University of Lausanne) will host a Small Group Meeting on transnational questions of injustice and exclusion.

Co-sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), the meeting will bring scholars from North America, Europe, Israel, South Africa, and New Zealand to New York.

Participants will describe the varied theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches that animate their scholarship on the naturalization of unjust conditions, the process of revealing injustice, and strategic moves that can stir change and activate resistance to injustice.

Meeting sessions that will be open to the public will take place at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) at the following dates and times:

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 12:30-1:30pm, (Room C197)
Rocky roads: what happens when methodology is disconnected from social justice
Linda Tuhiwai Smith (New Zealand), author of Decolonizing Methodologies

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 4:00-5:30pm, (Room C204/205)
The role of public intellectuals and public institutions in times of global crisis
President Jeremy Travis (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)
President William Kelly (Graduate Center, CUNY)

Friday, March 19th 2010, 11:15am-12:15pm, (Room 6304.01)
Witnessing Incarceration—Negotiated Documents
Chris Hill (USA), author of Surveying the First Decade: Video art and alternative media in the USA