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Karine Coen-Sanchez

PhD candidate, Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Karine Coen -Sanchez is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Ottawa. Her research examines systematic racism embedded in educational institutions and how this manifests in the experiences of racialized students and workers. She is particularly interested in deconstructing the concept of race and exploring how the term 'racialization' draws attention to how 'racial' identities are constructed and contested within relations of power. Her research interests emerged from her own experiences as a Black student where she observed a profound disconnect between the make-up of the student body and what was being taught in her graduate program’s curriculum. Her work bridges scholarly and public spaces, most recently through her organizing of a series of panels.


  • 2019–present
    PhD candidate, University of Ottawa