It is an honour and pleasure to have been hired as a contract faculty member by the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. One course I am especially delighted to teach is Ethical Encounters, a fourth-year seminar in which we are exploring ethical challenges related to globalization. Indeed, contemporary ecological systems and human cultures are threatened with extinction. The situation is so critical that the survival of life on earth as we know it is in question. My wonderfully diverse group of students and I are critically discussing theoretical works and case studies by scholars and activists, from diverse cultures and intellectual traditions, who are engaged in conversations about moral responsibility and global survival. Moreover, we are considering our individual positions in relation to human and non-human others in this global system, and how we can take practical steps to approach these relations more ethically. So far, I am having a blast!
Transdisciplinary scholar of Islam and Sufism.