Dr. Bryan Hogeveen from the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


MARCH 27, 2014 AT 4:30PM

Through a Violent Lens: Colonialism and Violent Youth

From where does youth violence emerge? Why are so many marginalized young people’s biographies told through a violent lens? In this talk, Dr. Hogeveen explores how violence lives are constituted at the apex of structural and micro conditions that become folded into the individual. Drawing on his years of research in two of Canada’s toughest inner cities (Edmonton and Winnipeg), he demonstrates how violent role models, severe substance abuse, extreme poverty, and a dearth of restorative and hospitable resources provide the backdrop against which violence is manifested. Dr. Hogeveen maintains that coming to grips with the impact of racism(s) and colonialism is fundamental to a nuanced and robust understanding of youth violence. 

Dr. Bryan Hogeveen joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in 2002. He is co-author (along with his wife Dr. Joanne Minaker, MacEwan University) of Youth, Crime and Society: Issues of Power and Justice (2009). He has published widely on his academic interests, which include: justice, violence, epistemology, youth crime, martial arts in/and society, continental philosophy, and the sociology of sport.

He is the editor-in-chief of the international interdisciplinary journal Societies (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/societies). His Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded research project examines the impact of governmental economic restructuring on the marginalized inner-city residents of Edmonton and Winnipeg.  Dr. Hogeveen has a forthcoming book with McGill-Queen’s press called Cold Cities: Care and Control in the Inner City (with Dr. Andrew Woolford, University of Manitoba). He is the father of 3 incredible children, coaches hockey and teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling at the University of Alberta. 

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