Dr Elizabeth Jackson
Visiting Research Fellow with the Arts & Humanities Research Institute
Dr. Elizabeth Jackson is Director of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. A lover of song and story, Liz holds expertise in community-engaged scholarship, critical pedagogy, practice- and story-based research, and art-based community making. Dr. Jackson provides leadership and strategic direction to the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute and supports staff members in the development and implementation of all programs. With community, faculty, and student collaborators, the CESI team works to facilitate mutually beneficial community-university partnerships that create positive social change. Currently, Dr. Jackson is working to more deeply integrate anti-oppressive commitments into the unit's programs and practices.
During her time at King's College, Dr. Jackson will convene knowledge sharing and capacity building sessions for students, staff and faculty with interest in critical community engagement, research impact, and knowledge exchange/mobilization. The goals of this residency include: knowledge sharing workshops to enhance collaborative practices at both institutions; cross-mentorship and development of an international community-engaged community of practice; and the creation of resources to continue capacity development. Dr. Jackson and AHRI staff and King’s researchers will disseminate methodological insights from this collaboration through at least one co-authored article for peer-reviewed publication about their learning, methodological innovations, and knowledge co-creation in an international context.