Episode 39: Jennifer Markides

Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Jennifer Markides an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. Dr. Jennifer Markides shares her insights as a Métis scholar in relation to the 2013 High River flood and during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. She received the 2021 Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies for her doctoral study, titled “Wisdom and Well-being Post-Disaster: Stories Told by Youth.” We discussed some of the following issues: youth led research, impacts of natural disasters on the mental health and well-being of youth, rethinking the school curriculum, counter stories, radical listening, creating respectful and ethical relations with the more-than-human world, each other, holistic conceptions of living well, Montessori philosophy, sharing power, identity politics, Métis scholarship, and so much more.