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Assistant Professor, Centre for Global Studies

Katherine Lawless, PhD
My teaching aims to model the methods and principles of critical inquiry, radical democracy, and social equality. I see learning as a collaborative process that emerges through careful and committed questioning, observation and dialogue.

From my perspective, there are three things that make studying at Huron so unique:

  • A high degree of mentorship;
  • Delicate balance of academic rigour with experiential, active and community-based learning;
  • An early exposure to the value of research. Huron’s small class sizes facilitate the development of rich and long-lasting relationships between professors and their students.

A focus on integrating the history of ideas with real-world issues and community engagement produces a sense of purpose and groundedness while providing the necessary intellectual and professional skills required to succeed inside or outside the academy. And opportunities to initiate, conduct and publish original research through initiatives such as CURL and Liberated Arts allow students to enter the scholarly conversation with a high degree of confidence and appreciation for the research process. Together, these features of life at Huron engage students as willing and capable collaborators, the importance of which, I think, cannot be overstated.