Bee Brigidi

Educational Consultant

Curriculum & Instruction Division

Bee Brigidi

Educational Consultant

Curriculum & Instruction Division
  • bhennies@sfu.ca
  • 778 782 9544 (temporarily out of service)
  • West Mall Centre 1353

Biography

Bees are known to be hard workers, effective collaborators, and harmonious beings—and that’s who I strive to be as an educational developer at the Curriculum and Instruction Division at CEE. Besides working through EDI in terms of inclusive teaching, critical pedagogy, and anti-oppression education, I am a motherscholar, a daughter, a friend, and a huge fan of forests! My grandparents are within who I am, and every day I strive to honour them wherever they are, and in all I do. 

I have a PhD in History and Indigenous Studies from University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), located in the lands of the Chumash Peoples, and I’ve worked in educational development and policymaking in higher ed and EDI for over 17 years. As a multidisciplinary scholar and educator, I’ve had the privilege to learn and unlearn from a range of experiences in communities and institutions such as the University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Community College, Quest University, McGill University, John Abbott College, among others.

Research interests

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Decolonizing and Indigenizing Initiatives; Critical and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogies; Anti-Racist Pedagogies, Social Justice, Design Thinking and Social Innovation Labs

Recent public outreach presentations

2020 “RISING TOGETHER: Women for a Just Economy.” Cross-country Webinar Series on intersectional feminism and ways in which pandemic has disproportionately affected women and BIPOC women in care economy, hosted by Equal Pay Coalition and Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. August 2020. (Facilitator of breakout group discussion.)

2020 “Inclusion & Well-being in Online Learning Environments.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. May 2020.

2020 “Effective Support for All Learners Using Remote Instruction.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. April 2020.

2020 “Humanize Your Course.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. April 2020.

2020 “Authentic Engagement in Remote Instruction: Communication, Instruction, and Tutorials.” Webinar hosted by the Centre of Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. April 2020.

2018 “Racial Politics and Indigenous Knowledge: Allyship Building in a University on a First Nation Land,” Critical Race Studies in Education Association Conference, University of New Mexico, May.

2017 “100 Days in 1994: The Genocide Against the Tutsi and the United Nations.” Paper, Conference: Genocide in Rwanda, organized by undergraduate students at Quest University Canada, BC.

Selected publications

2020 (upcoming). Activism in Queer Diaspora: Solidarity from Within. In: Society & Space.  

2017 “Indo-Hispano Borderlands in the Americas: Entanglements, North and South” In: Ignacio Gallup-Diaz (editor). Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook, Oxford: Routledge Publisher.

2015 “Time and the Wind by dir. Jayme Monjardim,” In: Hispania, Volume 98, Number 3, September 2015, pp. 633-634.