SoTL Specialist

Kari Grain is a doctoral candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include social justice and global service-learning, international development, critical emotion studies, and the politics of hope in global engagement. Grain’s current fieldwork uses photovoice and community-based research to examine community impacts of international service-learning program in rural Uganda. Grain serves as assistant editor for the upcoming Wiley International Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice. Her previously held positions include manager of service-learning at the University of Calgary and division manager of education programs for an immigrant and refugee settlement organization. Grain’s master’s thesis on volunteer teacher programs in Rwanda garnered the Michele Laferriere Award for top Canadian thesis in comparative education.