The Impact of Speaking Out: Graduate Students and the Role of Faculty


Lyra McKee is a second-year Master’s student with the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at UBC. She hopes to defend her thesis in spring 2017 and begin law school next fall. Lyra’s research interests include transgender studies, critical race theory and political philosophy. She works as both a teaching assistant for GRSJ and a research assistant for the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre at the UBC School of Nursing.


Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UBC. His research to date has focused primarily on the scope and significance of knowledge. He is co-author (with Benjamin Jarvis) of The Rules of Thought (OUP 2013) and author of Contextualising Knowledge (OUP 2017). He is currently engaged in a research project on the relationship between analytic work in the theory of knowledge and sexual assault policies.

luciaheadshotDr. Lucia Lorenzi is a humanities-based researcher whose scholarly interests focus on the representations of sexual violence in Canadian and Indigenous literatures, as well as representations of sexual violence in autobiographical works and in digital media. In addition to her research, she works in the anti-violence field as a writer, advocate, and anti-violence organizer, with a specific focus on campus sexual assault. Lucia will be participating in a plenary panel on the topic of The Impact of Speaking Out: Graduate Students and the Role of Faculty.

This panel will be moderated by Taq Bhandal – bio and photo forthcoming.

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