Podcast, Community, Social Justice

Episode 47: Community-Engaged Research — with Stuart Poyntz and Joanna Habdank

May 12, 2020
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This episode of Below the Radar features two members of SFU’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative, or CERi: co-director Stuart Poyntz and program manager Joanna Habdank. Both Stuart and Joanna bring their own experiences and expertise to CERi with hopes to create more opportunities for research that is respectful, ethical, and collaborates with community members. They discuss with host Am Johal what Community-Engaged Research is and how SFU is answering the call to provide more opportunities for collaboration in research with communities.

About Our Guests

Stuart R. Poyntz

Stuart R. Poyntz is an Associate Professor in SFU's School of Communication and currently serves as Co-Director of the Young, Creative, Connected research network.

His research addresses children’s media cultures, theories of public life and urban youth media production. He has published four books and is currently Principal Investigator of the SSHRC-funded research project, Youthsites: Charting the non-formal arts learning sector in creative lives, and Lead Investigator of the Social Media and News Section of the SSHRC-funded research project, IMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus. He has published widely in national and international peer-reviewed journals, including Oxford Review of Education, Canadian Journal of Communication, Popular Culture, Journal of Children and Media, Cultural Studies, Journal of Youth Studies, Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, and the Canadian Journal of Education, and in various edited collections.

Joanna Habdank

Joanna Habdank has worked extensively in areas of community development with a focus on program and policy development for immigrant and refugee populations.

She has six years of non-profit management experience preceded by five years working as a journalist. Her work has appeared in the Vancouver Sun and other publications throughout Canada. She has an MSc in Human Rights (LSE) and MA in International Journalism (Cardiff). Her research interests have explored the extent to which legal frameworks can be applicable to the protection of rights for women facing precarious migration situations such as displacement and trafficking. 



Johal, Am. “Community-Engaged Research — with Stuart Poyntz and Joanna Habdank.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, May 12, 2020.


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