BFA, MFA, PhD candidate

Instructor, Motion Picture Arts Program
Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts
School of Communication
School of Social Sciences
Women's & Gender Studies
Capilano University Faculty Association
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts - Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts

604.986.1911 ext. 3498
Fir Building, room FR534
kwight@capilanou.ca

Education

PhD candidate, Equity Studies in Education, Simon Fraser University.

MFA (Interdisciplinary Studies), Simon Fraser University, 2002.

BFA (Integrated Media), Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, 2000

Bio

Ki Wight (MFA, Simon Fraser University, 2002.) is a critical media studies scholar whose work looks at the relationship between media education, media culture and systems of oppression.

She is currently a PhD student in the Equity Studies in Education program at Simon Fraser University, and a 2019 recipient of the Capilano University Teaching Innovation Fund for the development of a digital anti-racism education tool.

Before teaching at Capilano University, Wight was a film and television producer and executive for Canadian and international productions. Her work passionately engages critical and decolonial pedagogy, anti-oppressive education practices, critical race and critical whiteness studies, feminist and queer theory, and cultural studies.

I like to think of teaching as a welcoming and an opening of a door to new perspectives, theories, analytical frameworks, skills or histories.

It is important for me to establish community-minded and respectful learning environments, and to help students make critical connections between their diverse and unique knowledges to course content.

Another focus in my teaching is linking education, agency and social change, as I believe in the capacity of our students to make significant social and cultural contributions.

Wight, K. (forthcoming). Missing beats: critical media literacy pedagogy in post-secondary media production programs. In Steinberg, S., & Down, B. (Eds). The Sage Handbook of Critical Pedagogies. London: Sage Publishing.

Wight, K. (forthcoming). Becoming a blockade: a diffractive reading of an academic office as the site of a queer feminist pedagogy of resistance. MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture. (3).

Wight, K. (forthcoming). [Review of the book Feminism: a brief introduction to the ideas, debates & politics of the movementby D. Cameron]. Canadian Woman Studies Journal. 34(1-2).

2018: CAMEO Conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries, University of Leicester. Paper: Imagining inclusive and equitable industry standards in applied media education, September 12-14.