HRI Fellow recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Nolan who has been awarded an Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Fellowship for 2020-2021, for her project “Engaging the public in critical and justice-oriented global actions: Moving beyond child sponsorship.” This award includes funding of $4762.00.

In a recent review and critique, I claimed that child sponsorship, in its noted absence of a critical examination of the root causes of poverty and global injustices, is not “better than nothing.” The charity-focused action of sponsoring a child in the global south raises questions centering on power, poverty, responsibility, complicity, and justice. As a follow-up to that critique, this research responds to the question: what critical and justice-oriented actions should the average citizen be doing?


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