Yuk-Lin Renita Wong
Professor Yuk-Lin Renita Wong’s scholarship and teaching aim at deconstructing the colonial, racial and gender power relations in the knowledge production and discursive practices of social work; as well as re-centering marginalized voices and ways of knowing and being. She is interested in bringing contemplative pedagogy into social work education and exploring mindfulness as a pedagogy of decolonization and as critical reflective practice that nurtures awareness and wholeness in social justice work. She has been a mindfulness practitioner since 1998 and has led meditation and mindfulness training since 2007.
Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. In Press. "Please call me by my true names: The decolonizing pedagogy of mindfulness and interbeing for critical social work education." In Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization. Edited by Sheila Batachary and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.
Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2013. "Returning to silence, connecting to wholeness: Contemplative pedagogy for critical social work education." Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work 32(3): 269-285.
Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and Jana Vinsky. 2009. “Speaking from the margins: A critical reflection on the ‘spiritual-but-not-religious’ discourse in social work.” British Journal of Social Work 39(7): 1343-1359.
Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2004. “Knowing through discomfort: A mindfulness-based critical social work pedagogy.” Critical Social Work 5(1).
Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2003. “Deconstructing culture in cultural competence: Dissenting voices from Asian-Canadian practitioners.” Canadian Social Work Review 20(2): 149-167.
Keywords: Mindfulness, spirituality and social justice; contemplative pedagogy; critical social work; embodiment and decolonization of knowing and knowledge production; gender, colony and nation