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BFA, MFA, PhD

Convenor, WGST/Instructor, CMNS, WGST, MOPA
Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts
School of Communications
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
Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Motion Picture Arts

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

Education

PhD, Educational Theory and Practice (Equity Studies Stream), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, 2022.

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

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

Bio

Ki Wight (PhD, Simon Fraser University, 2022) is a critical media and creative industries scholar who studies the relationships between social justice and media arts education, cultures, and practices.  Her research, creative projects and teaching passionately engage critical and decolonial pedagogy, critical media literacy, social justice education, visual arts-based methodologies, critical race and critical whiteness studies, intersectional feminist and queer theory, and cultural studies.

She holds a PhD from the Equity Studies Stream of the Educational Theory and Practice Program in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University where she was a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. Prior to joining Capilano University, Wight was a commercial film and television producer for Canadian and international productions.

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 reciprocal 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. (2022). Transforming industry standards: Tensions between social change and media production education. In Thompson and Campbell (Eds.), Creative Industries in Canada. Canadian Scholars Press. 

Gonzales, J-L., and Roach, M. (Hosts). (2021, November 26). Mentorship in motion with Ki Wight (in-press). In Grounded Futures. https://groundedfutures.com/shows/

Wight, K. (2021, June 21). Critical pedagogy for socially just media production education and media futures. Research in Focus (Research Hub @ Faculty of Education, SFU). https://www.sfu.ca/education-research-hub/research-in-focus/spotlight-series/student-research/ki-wight.html

Wight, K. (2021). Fighting for social lives: public versus market pedagogies. SFU Ed Review, 14(1), 8-16. Retrieved from: https://journals.lib.sfu.ca/index.php/sfuer/issue/view/198.

Wight, K. Missing beats: critical media literacy pedagogy in post-secondary media production programs. In Steinberg and Down (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies (pp. 1146-1156). Sage Publishing, 2020.

Wight, K. Becoming a blockade: a diffractive reading of an academic office as the site of a queer feminist pedagogy of resistance. MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, 5. Retrieved from: https://maifeminism.com/becoming-a-blockade, 2020.

Wight, K. [Review of the book Feminism: a brief introduction to the ideas, debates, and politics of the movement, by D. Cameron]. Canadian Woman Studies Journal: Feminist Gift Economy, A Materialist Alternative to Patriarchy and Capitalism. 34(1-2), 175-176, 2019.

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.