• darkblurbg

    CPSA Students Caucus Meeting

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
  • darkblurbg

    Workshop: The Official Languages Act at 50
    Le 50e anniversaire de la Loi sur les langues officielles

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
  • darkblurbg

    Reception: Department of Political Science
    University of British Columbia

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
  • darkblurbg
    Canadian Political Science Association
    2019 Annual Conference Programme


    Hosted at the University of British Columbia
    Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • darkblurbg
    Presidential Address:
    François Rocher, CPSA President

    Life and Death of an Issue:
    Canadian Political Science and
    Quebec Politics

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm
  • darkblurbg
    Keynote: UBCIC Grand
    Chief Stewart Phillip

    Asserting Indigenous
    Title and Rights in 2019

    Location: CIRS 1250
    June 04, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • darkblurbg
    Keynote Speaker: Wendy Brown
    In the Ruins of Neoliberalism:
    Our Predicaments:
    the Rise of Anti-democratic
    Politics in the West

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 02:00pm to 03:30pm
  • darkblurbg
    Keynote Speaker: Roland Paris
    Canada Alone?
    Surviving in a Meaner World

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Teaching and Professional Practice

M08(c) - Roundtable Series: Teaching and Learning After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Panel 3 of 8. Thematic Discussion. Unmooring the Komagata Maru - Charting Colonial Trajectories (Joint Workshop)

Date: Jun 5 | Time: 08:45am to 10:15am | Location: SWING 307

Joint Session / Séance conjointe : Teaching and Professional Practice / Race, Ethnicity, Indigenous People and Politics / Society for Socialist Studies / Canadian Sociological Association / Canadian Historical Association

Sponsor / Commanditaire : Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Fédération des sciences humaines

Chair/Président/Présidente : Elaine Coburn (Glendon College, York University)

Discussant/Commentateur/Commentatrice : Laura Madokoro (McGill University)

Discussant/Commentateur/Commentatrice : Barbara Arneil (University of British Columbia)

Enakshi Dua (York University)
Alia Somani (Sheridan College)
Rita Dhamoon (University of Victoria)
Renisa Mawani (University of British Columbia)
Davina Bhandar (Athabasca University)
Tariq Malik (Poet and Author)
Satwinder Bains (University of the Fraser Valley)

Abstract: Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories (UBC Press) is an edited collection that challenges conventional Canadian historical accounts of the incident by considering the colonial dimensions within the context of political resistance, migration, cultural memory, and nation-building. Drawing from various disciplines, the collection situates the history of South Asians in Canada within a larger global-imperial history, emphasizing the ways in which the Komagata Maru incident is related to issues of colonialism. First, it seeks to expose and challenge how Canada’s colonial history is jettisoned by the national historiography of remembering the ship’s voyage and its meaning; in decentring national histories in favour of a colonial analytic, it becomes more evident that, contrary to being postcolonial and postracial, Western nations today operate and extend ruling logics of white supremacy and hierarchies of racism. Second, the volume traces how different forms, times, and places of the Komagata Maru’s journey can help to map the movement and network of global colonialism in ways that challenge modern universal claims of subject-hood, foreground relations of power that shape transnational movement, and punctuate how historical systems of rule remain relevant in contemporary relations between and among hegemonic and subjugated actors. By colonialism, we are referring specifically to how Europeans implanted settlements on distant territories (Said 1978), claimed political control over the world (Kohn 2012, para 4), and settled people on land to engage in labour for their own improvement and to create wealth (Arneil 2013)

This event is open to members of the public / the community of Vancouver.

Community Member Pass
Although this event is complimentary, members of the public / community of Vancouver are required to register their attendance and obtain a Community Member Pass. Click HERE to obtain your pass.

Attendance to all open events is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cet événement est ouvert au public / aux membres de la communauté de Vancouver.

Laissez-passer communautaire
Bien que ces événements soient gratuits, les membres du public sont priés de s'inscrire et obtenir un laissez-passer communautaire. Cliquez ICI afin d’obtenir votre laissez-passer.

La participation à ces événements ouverts s'effectue sur la base du premier arrivé, premier servi.

Return to Home