Dr. Allyson Larkin
Assistant Professor, Social Justice and Peace Studies, King's University College
Office: DL 236 (Dante Leonarden Hall), King's Univerity College
Telephone: 519-433-3491 x 4509
Countries of Focus: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
Research Interests / Specializations: Higher education, development, partnerships, experiential learning
Dr. Allyson Larkin is an assistant professor at King’s University College in the Social Justice and Peace Studies program.
Her research interests focus on engagements with and representations of others through higher education, particularly in the region of Sub-Sahara Africa. Dr.Larkin is interested in the ways in which critical pedagogy expands an understanding of relationships with Others, how we think about social justice in the context of global capitalism, and how social inequality is reproduced through higher education practices. Her current research is focused on: global social justice and higher education; international research partnerships; humanitarianism; global mobility and migration; citizenship/global citizenship and civil society. She is engaged in research on global internship programs in Uganda and Tanzania, focusing specifically on the impact of youth internships and volunteering on host communities.
Professor Larkin has led and taught a number of international experiential learning programs in Tanzania, Kenya & South Africa, and numerous sites throughout the Caribbean and Central America.
Related courses taught at King’s University College include:
SJPS 3211, Global Justice and Civil Society in Tanzania; SJPS 3210, Citizenship and Justice in the Dominican Republic; SJPS 3377, Ethics of the Other and the Contemporary Refugee Crisis in Europe; SJPS 2303, Global Justice and Humanitarianism; SJPS 2240, The Social Networks of Power and Privilege.