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Upcoming Events

Welcome to the upcoming events listing for the Centre for Social Impact. The Centre hosts a variety of events, including monthly webinars, annual Social Innovation Bootcamp, and Social Impact Summit. We hope you will join us for one of these engaging events.

Speaker Series

Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Kory Wilson and Rick Colbourne will discuss:

  • Their current roles and experience with Indigenous Entrepreneurs;
  • How to promote Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Canada;
  • The role Canadian business schools play in promoting Indigenous Entrepreneurship.
Detail Summary
  • Tuesday, October 26 | 9:30am to 11:00am
  • Goodes Hall Room 120 & Virtual via Zoom
  • Registration required
Register Here for: Indigenous Entrepreneurship
Speaker Series

‘Lakeeran’ The Lines Between Us: Experiencing and Undoing Borders Among South Asian Migrant Men in Greece

This talk looks at undocumented Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani low-class male migrants working as flexible agricultural labourers in Greece. It analyses the role of various identifiers and histories of encounters that they internalise and embody as borders in the neutral transition space of Greece. They are marked by migrant precarity due to their undocumented status and by a flattened South Asian racialized masculine identity. Collectively othered, they struggle with internal divisions caused by colonial and post-colonial encounters, national identities, religion, and masculine expectations.

How do relational hierarchies of masculinities operate within this disparate group of men as borders? What role does the Greek state and their Greek employers play in reinforcing borders among their male workers? Does masculine encounters and masculine negotiations bring ruptures in border-making?

Reena Kukreja

Reena Kukreja is Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University. She is cross-appointed to the Department of Gender Studies and the Cultural Studies Program at Queen’s University. She divides time between teaching, research, and filmmaking. She has published in journals such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and Men & Masculinities. Her research interests include migration and development, marriage migration, South Asian masculinities, political economy, caste, and trafficking. Currently, her work examines the intersections of masculinity, sexuality, securitization of borders and religious fundamentalism on the lives of undocumented South Asian men in Greece.