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Dr. Ranjan Datta is Canada Research Chair in Community Disaster Research at Indigenous Studies, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University, Canada. Previously he was holding prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina, Canada Ranjan's research interests include community disaster research, advocating for anti-racist climate change resilience, responsibilities for decolonization and reconciliation, Indigenous land-based sustainabilities, Indigenous-led energy and water, community-disaster research, environmental justice, and cross-cultural community-led sustainability. Dr. Datta has published a total of 45 peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, including 14 peer-reviewed book chapters, three books, four edited books and 38 peer-reviewed journal manuscripts throughout his career, and three edited books under contact. Dr. Datta’s previous research was funded by international and national research grants. Dr. Datta has been the principal applicant on a number of community-based research projects He has a strong community service activity experience beyond the academic community, including active participation in social and justice movements such as climate justice, Idle No More, First Nation's land-water rights, minority rights, and Two-Spirit and LGBTQ rights movements. His Academic Profiles can be viewed at ResearchGate, Academic.edu, Twitter, LinkedIn

A Literary Education Lab Initiative in collaboration with Stella

This innovative symposium brings into dialogue two of Australia’s most celebrated First Nations authors and a leading geo-philosopher to consider the power of interdisciplinary collaboration centred on the literary arts in our rapidly changing climate.

Ellen van Neerven
Professor Tony Birch

Professor Kathryn Yusoff

Please join Literary Education Lab Initiative in collaboration with Stella for this exciting, free live-stream event.

Presentations will be online, scheduled 7.00pm to 8.30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) 20 January 2022.

For more information, contact Dr. Sarah E. Truman at the Literary Education Lab: sarahe.truman@unimelb.edu.au

University of Melbourne
Jan 20 2022 To Jan 20 2022