Dr. Allyson Larkin

Assistant Professor

Office: DL236

Phone: 4509

E-mail: alarkin2@uwo.ca

Education
  • PhD  Western University, Education, Gender and Social Justice

  • PD  Fordham University, Urban Education, Policy and Leadership

  • MA  Fordham University,  History 

  • BA  University of Colorado, Latin American Studies

Areas of research interest:

The possibilities and limitations of International experiential learning, the impact of international research partnerships between Global North and South in higher education, ethics of international development, post & decolonial theories, feminism, nonviolence, and theories of social justice.

Allyson Larkin is actively engaged in research with communities in East Africa, specifically Tanzania and Kenya, on issues related to higher education partnerships and local development.  Her research considers the impact of partnerships on local community development agendas.  She has engaged in research as well as taught and led experiential learning courses with communities in Guatemala, El Salvador, Tanzania and Kenya.  


Courses Taught at King’s and Western:

SJPS 1-25       Introduction to Social Justice and Peace
SJPS 1026      Approaches to Social Justice and Peace Theory
SJPS 2173      The International Context of Service Learning
SJPS 2201Z    Community-Engaged Learning
SJPS 2207      Humanitarianism and Social Justice
SJPS 3310      Introduction to Qualitative Research
SJPS 3311      Advanced Qualitative Research
SJPS 3374      Tanzania: Civil Society and Globalization, Experiential Learning
SJPS 3376      Dominican Republic: Transnational Citizenship and Globalization Experiential Learning   
SJPS 3393      Guatemala and Social Justice
SJPS 3373      Special Topics: Independent Studies (ongoing)
SJPS 4493      Special Topics: Intercordia
IS 2240           The Social Networks of Power and Privilege
IS 2252           Introduction to Qualitative Research
EDU 5445       Challenges and Opportunities in International Education  
EDU 5424       Teaching for Equity and Social Justice 

Research Contributions

Select Publications

Larkin, A. (2017, forthcoming).  Seeking Global Citizenship through International Experiential/Service Learning and Global Citizenship Education:  Challenges of power, knowledge and difference for practitioners.  London:  PalgraveMacMillan..

Larkin, A. (2016).  Decolonizing and delinking North-South higher education partnerships:  Imagining possibilities for global social justice.  In L. Shultz and M. Viczko (Eds.), Assembling the Higher Education Institution:  Considerations of Democracy, Social Justice and Leadership.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Larkin, A. (2015). Close encounters of the Other kind: Ethical relationship formation in International Service-Learning Education. International Journal of Citizenship, Teaching and Learning 10(2) 143-155.

Larkin, A. (2015).  I am because we are:  Rethinking service-learning and the possibility of learning from Ubuntu.  In M. Larsen (Ed.), International Service-Learning:  Engaging Host Communities.  New York:  Routledge.

Larkin, A. (2015).  Decolonizing and delinking North-South higher education partnerships:  Imagining possibilities for global social justice.  In L. Shultz and M. Viczko (Eds.), Assembling the Higher Education Institution:  Considerations of Democracy, Social Justice and Leadership.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Larkin, A. (2015). North-South Partnerships in Canadian Higher Education:  The New Frontier? A critical policy analysis of contemporary internationalization.  University of Alberta, Centre for Global Citizenship and Education Research, conference proceedings.

Larkin, A. (2013).  To Engage research critically:  A Review of Kerry Howell’s The Philosophy of Methodology.  The Qualitative Report 18(14), 1-3.

Larkin, A. (2012). The quest for internationalization in Canadian higher education policy:  Cooperative development or knowledge export? Potentia 1(6), 73-85

Experiential Opportunities
Discover experiential learning opportunities that both current and alumni students have participated in.

King's graduates head to Uganda to work for local NGO's
October 13, 2015