Lily Ivanova, a PhD. Student at UBC Sociology, has been appointed as the new Graduate Student Co-Chair for the Violence & Society research cluster, of the Canadian Sociological Association. She will be working with the organizers and chairs of the research cluster to prepare for Congress 2020 at Western University in Ontario.
Ivanova is a cultural sociologist studying empathy in the context of human rights education. Her work looks at how Canadian and international museums and school curricula represent genocides and conflicts, with the goal of providing recommendations for critical and pragmatic human rights education. Read more about her research here.
Additionally, Lily Ivanova received this year’s Best Student Paper from the Violence & Society research cluster, for her paper, Teaching Empathy, Teaching Politics: The Cultural Limitations of ‘Never Again’ in Canadian Education about Genocide.