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Adjekum Sarah, PhD Student

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Sarah Adjekum

PhD Student


Collaboratory for Research on Urban Neighbourhoods, Community Health and Housing (CRUNCH)

Graduate Students
Department of Health Aging & Society

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Supervisor: Dr. Jim Dunn

Research Interests: Public Policy, Social Justice, Health Equity, Urban Political Economy, Qualitative Methods

Education

PhD Student, Health and Society, McMaster University

Master of Social Work (MSW), Critical Analysis of Social Work Program, McMaster University (2016)

Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) and Bachelor of Arts (BA), McMaster University (2014)

Social Service Worker, Mohawk College (2010)

Teaching

Courses Taught: 

January-April 2019
Part-time Instructor, Mohawk College
SSCI 10059: Valuing Diversity

September-December 2018
Part-time Instructor, Mohawk College
WORK 10122: Integrative Practice Seminar II

Teaching Assistant Positions:

January-April 2019
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Gary Dumbrill
SOC WORK 2BB3: Anti-Oppressive Social Work

September-December 2016
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Gary Dumbrill
SOC WORK 2BB3: Social Work and Social Welfare: Anti-Oppressive Perspectives in Social Work

September-December 2015
Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Saara Greene
SOC WORK 2BB3: Social Work and Social Welfare: Anti-Oppressive Perspectives in Social Work

Guest Lectures:

S. Adjekum (2019). Social Work 2BB3 Anti-Oppressive Perspectives, Internalized Oppression: Dismantling the Gaze. Guest lecture. McMaster University, Hamilton ON.

S. Adjekum (2019). Social Work 4R03 Feminist Approaches to Social Work and Social Justice, Black Feminist Informed Justice. Guest lecture. McMaster University, Hamilton ON.

S. Adjekum (2017). Social Work 700 Social Work Practice Critical Frameworks: Week 5, Beyond Allyship: Critical Race Theory and Social Work Practice. Guest lecture. McMaster University, Hamilton ON.

S. Adjekum (2017). Social Work 4G03 Violence: Social Justice Perspectives and Responses: Lecture 10, The State & Violence-A Critical Reflection. Guest lecture. McMaster University, Hamilton ON.

S. Adjekum & S. Jama (2016). Social Work Policy 302: Lecture 10. Guest lecture. Ryerson University,Toronto ON.

Research

Selected Publications:

Adjekum, S. (2016) Violence by Any Other Name: Exploring the Use of Moral Panic in the Pathologization of Refugees Using Critical Discourse Analysis. MacSphere

Research Assistant Positions:

Research Assistant. "Transforming Stories Driving Change." Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Sinding, Dr. Catherine Graham, Katherine Kalinowski. Social Work Department, McMaster University (August 2018-present)

Research Assistant, (CRUNCH) Collaboratory for Research on Urban Neighbourhouds, Housing and Health. Department of Health Aging and Society, McMaster University (September-December 2018)

Research Assistant. "Experiences of Canadian Immigrants with Deportation and Detention." Principal Investigator: Dr. Ameil Joseph, Social Work Department, McMaster University (January 2016-May 2016)

Conference Presentations:

S. Adjekum (2019). "Violence by Any Other Name: Constructing Immigration Crises, the Threat of the Sick Refugee, and Rationalizing Immigration Detention Through Moral Panic." Conference Presentation at Canadian Association of Social Work Education (Congress) 2019, University of British Columbia, Canada (accepted).

Harrison, A., Stolle, D., Adjekum, S., Karim, S., Marshall, Z., & Scott, C. “Anti-immigrant Sentiment and Discrimination: Lived Experiences, Socio-political Contexts, and Potential Solutions.” Panel presentation at the National Metropolis Conference, March 16-18, 2017, Centre Sheraton Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (accepted).

S Srikanthan, S., Watt, L., Persad, L., Sangaran Pillai, S., Adjekum, S. & Palmer, A. "In the land of landmines: A co-constructive narrative of racism in social work field practicum." Oral presentation at Canadian Association of Social Work Education conference, May 24-30, 2014, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (accepted)

Poster Presentations:

Watt, L., Srikanthan, S., Adjekum, S. & Chambers, L. “United in Colour”: Students of colour’s response to racism in the university. Poster presentation at Canadian Association of Social Work Education conference, May 24-30, 2014, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (accepted).