Professor Kerry Taylor Receives University of Toronto Teaching Fellowship

June 19, 2020 by Cate MacLeod

In recognition of her excellence in teaching, Professor Kerry Taylor has been awarded a University of Toronto Teaching Fellowship. University of Toronto Teaching Fellowships “provide faculty members in the Teaching Stream with an opportunity and resources to engage in a two-year pedagogical project of direct benefit to students in a defined area of institutional priority.”

From the Faculty of Arts and Science awards announcement:

“Kerry Taylor uses sociolegal and holistic methods and theories to teach students in the areas of penology/abolition, bioethics, human rights, Indigenous/settler relations and legal pluralism, interpersonal violence, immigration, and youth justice. Taylor is also working with University of Toronto Ethics, Society & Law colleague Simone Weil Davis to create experiential co-learning opportunities for U of T students and incarcerated students within Ontario correctional facilities.

“Taylor’s fellowship will focus on the design of a fourth-year undergraduate course which expands upon her existing third-year offering, “Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Justice”. It will be structured around enhanced experiential and community-led learning and land-based pedagogy, which will offer students the opportunity to challenge their own understandings of about law, settler colonialism, crime, justice and Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

“Working in collaboration with Indigenous studies faculty, Taylor plans to develop relationships between Indigenous communities and U of T criminology and sociolegal studies students rooted in relevance, respect, reciprocity, and responsibility. She will engage storytelling methodologies to share how students translate their own ways of coming to know about who they are, and what their responsibilities are towards this land and its original peoples.”

Congratulations, Kerry!