Rachel Fouladi
Associate Professor
IRC Co-Chair

ha7lh skwáyel,   ta néwyap

hello, bonjour, سلام, hallo, ᑖᓂᓯ. My name is Rachel Fouladi. As a faculty member teaching and working at SFU whose campuses are on ancestral, traditional and unceded lands, I respectfully acknowledge that I do so as an uninvited guest in these territories. I hope that through personal and collective action, particularly in the context of what we do in the SFU Psychology Department, we can move the dial on Reconciliation. I am grateful, privileged and honoured to be a member of the SFU Psychology Department Indigenous Reconciliation Committee (IRC) and to try to be part of facilitating meaningful changes and opportunities for students, faculty and staff as part of (Re)concili-aCtion.

A faculty member at SFU since 2003, I am trained as a quantitative psychologist and in important part due to the diversity of my background, as well as the multiplicity of places I have lived, studied, and worked, I engage in a diversity of research and bring a multiplicity of perspectives to my teaching and (inter)actions. My multicultural background and lived intercultural experiences in diverse communities play key roles in my values, perspectives, interests, goals and ways of being/(inter)acting. In addition to being active in the American Psychological Association and in the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology,  I am also a member of the American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association as well as the Society of Indian Psychologists. To learn more about my professional side and research, I invite you to visit my lab website page.

Building and nourishing relationships inside and outside of academics, while continuously learning, I try to bring varied perspectives, experiences, and connections as appropriate to my work with students, others on the IRC and to the Department as a whole. Participating in the IRC is important and complexly deeply personal, but parts of these stories are for conversations, perhaps shared over tea, another day... ᐁᑯᓯ  ᑭᓇᓈᐢᑯᒥᑎᐣ, takk, متشکرم, merci, with thanks...

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