Dr. Joanne Benham Rennick
Assistant Professor, Contemporary Studies
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5523
Office Location: RCW 313
Human ideas about "progress" have always had tremendous influence on human experiences of "culture". The dynamic interplay of these concepts is heightened in our increasingly globalized society: Objectives for institutional efficiency often take precedence over human needs, social projects frequently fail to consider human rights, corporate values increasingly minimize human priorities.
My research looks at the interplay of globalization and culture around the world in a number of organizational and institutional contexts. My research on the internationalization of higher education looks at the effects of service learning and learning abroad programs on international partners and their communities and the rise of neo-liberal values on projects initiated to establish solidarity and critically-conscious learning. My research on the Canadian Forces considers, among other things, the impact of religious and cultural illiteracy on civil-military relations and the role of military forces in delivering humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and peace keeping/making efforts at home and internationally. A concern with the effects of increasing global mobility, diversity, and pluralism on ideas about citizenship, rights and recognition infuses all of my work.
- Globalization, internationalization, diversity and recognition
- Institutions, organizations and leadership
- Higher education and learning abroad
- International development
A list of publications can be found on the publications page.