Talk Appearance: Scholars Countering Intersectional Racism and Oppression (SCIRO) Concordia University Edmonton

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9 Apr 2021

The Office of Research Services, in support of CUE’s newest Research Cluster, the Scholars Countering Intersectional Racism and Oppression (SCIRO) Research Cluster, is glad to invite you to join them for their Salon Series event.


4:00PM – 5:00PM (MST)



SCIRO Invites the CUE community to our second salon series event. This talk will focus on discussions surrounding experiences of racism and oppression as well as “Addressing Islamophobia & Anti-Muslim Racism: Research-Based Policy Recommendations from I-RSS –“.

About the speaker: 

Nakita Valerio is an award-winning writer, researcher, and Muslim community organizer based on Treaty 6 territory, Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada). Nakita is honoured to be the Research Director for the Institute for Religious and Socio-Political Studies (I-RSS), serving both Muslim and research communities across Canada.
She is a graduate in history and Islamic-Jewish studies from the University of Alberta and has been a research fellow with the Tessellate Institute, I-RSS, the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities (ECMC) and Mercy Mission Canada (MMC).  Nakita also acts as an academic strategist/mentor for graduate students in the disciplines of history, religious studies, sociology, and social work. She has worked as an academic copy-editor in the social sciences and humanities since 2014. Nakita serves as an advisor to the Chester Ronning Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus.