Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: PD HAHN 7.38.9
Role in GC: Assistant Lecturer and Intern
Field of study: Economics
How and when did you get involved with the GC programme?
A friend of mine sent me the job ad for the assistant lecturer internship, I applied and here I am. I started working here late April/early May 2018.
What influenced your decision to join the GC staff?
In short, I recently made the decision to live my life following my curiosity, focusing my time and attention on the things that matter most to me. I am interested in producing research that allows for meaningful, material change in people’s lives, my own included. I want to spend my time thinking, theorizing and sharing what I am learning. I want to create. I want to add value to the communities that I am a part of, have my contributions valued and be fairly compensated for these contributions.
I want to be in spaces where the people around me are also working towards adding value to their communities in the ways that they envision. I want…to live well…to be living well with groups of people who are absorbed in the task of living well. These are some of the aspirations that I have for my life and this year I have made progress in believing (that in-your-bones-at-your-core belief) that I have a right to realize them. I have made a commitment to realizing these aspirations. I have chosen this life and I come into this space knowing that for me, in part, being able to fulfil my commitment is a social justice issue.
What do you find most exciting about being part of the GC team?
My broad interpretation of what “social justice” work is, is that it is a commitment to living well, building and nurturing healthy, thriving communities. What I find exciting about working at GC is that I get to work with and learn from an incredible group of people who are invested in living well and building healthy communities. That’s pretty dope.
What is the one thing you think people should know about you?
That there will never be just one thing that I want to share about myself, hahah.
I am committed to the promotion and practise/process of healing. And, I love reality tv.I will design a course where the primary resource is a reality tv show. I will obviously also have to create a reality tv show one day. Obviously.
Ps: The healing and reality tv often overlap. Facts.