Marni Westerman

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Research Interests

  • Harassment and discrimination issues
  • Sociology and pedagogy
  • Intersectional analysis
  • Transformative learning

Academic Introduction

BA Hons (Saskatchewan) Sociology
MA (Saskatchewan) Sociology
PhD (British Columbia) Sociology

Douglas College Faculty since 2001

My experiences as a human rights officer lead to an interest in studying the challenges faced by practitioners in the development and implementation of human rights policies at post-secondary institutions. My research focus has expanded in recent years to include studying the impact of Sociology courses on students' attitudes towards marginalized social groups. I am particularly interested in strategies to encourage transformative learning through the development of a sociological imagination, as this will help students to think critically about social issues.

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