Title or Function
- Quebec Hub Supervisor
- Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector; Social and Economic Justice; Hybrid Organizations; National Identity; Critical Social and Cultural Theory.
- East (Montreal)
- 613 305-3210
Since completing my Ph.D. in Cultural Studies in 2018, I have worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Queen’s University, and as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies. My current research draws on theories of capitalism, nation, race, and gender to critically examine the possibilities, limits, and tensions of emerging market-based approaches to social change. My Ph.D. work focused on how the mainstreaming of business strategies, tools, and discourses in Canadian philanthropy has impacted the sector’s capacity to address racial inequality. I will be joining PhiLab in 2020-21 as a Postdoctoral Researcher, where I will explore the barriers and challenges faced by equity-focused grantees in their relationship with philanthropic actors.
Adam Saifer is the Supervisor of PhiLab’s Quebec Hub, since October 15th 2020.