Kim Samuel

Kim Samuel headshotKim Samuel is an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

Kim is an activist, educator, and forerunner of the global movement for belonging. She is the founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, a ‘think-and-do tank’ that partners with leading advocacy groups and research organizations to combat social isolation and build belonging on a global basis. She is currently Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford and the Fulbright Canada Ambassador for diversity and social connectedness.

Kim has lectured at institutions including Oxford, Harvard, and Vancouver Island University, and during her time as a Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development, she developed and taught a course addressing social isolation and social connectedness through the dual lens of program and policy development. She is the author of the book On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation, published with Abrams Press.