PhD student Jamillah R. Gabriel will give the opening keynote address at the Critical Pedagogy Symposium, which will be held virtually on May 17-19. The symposium is a collaborative project of the Association of College and Research Libraries/Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter, Library Information Literacy Advisory Committee (LILAC) of The City University of New York, and METRO.
In "Let's Get Critical: Thinking Expansively About Criticality in LIS Scholarship," Gabriel will discuss what criticality in LIS looks like and how critical theory, critical pedagogy, and critical action can and should be applied to research, teaching, and practice. In addition, she will discuss "the need for moving beyond traditional theory to privilege 'other' epistemologies and ways of knowing."
Gabriel's research focuses on issues at the nexus of information and race and interrogates how these issues impact Black people and communities. She earned her MLIS from San Jose State University and also holds an MA in museum studies from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.