Decolonizing the university: gender and race in academic space
On 25 January we will host a round table conversation on ‘Decolonizing the University: Gender and Race in Academic Space’ with Dr Zethu Matebeni, Prof. Gloria Wekker, Prof. Kopano Ratele, Dr Rolando Vázquez and Phoebe Mbasalaki, chaired by Prof. Rosemarie Buikema.
The #MustFall movement in South Africa and UK/Oxford as well as the #ReThink movement in the Netherlands have urgently addressed the need to rethink the epistemological foundations of academic knowledge production and the ways in which these foundations might be gendered and racialised. In this conversation between South African and Dutch scholars we’ll discuss experiences, strategies and theories regarding the development of diasporic knowledge networks and new ways of inhabiting academic spaces.
This conversation is part of the Doing Gender Lectures, organised by the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) in cooperation with the Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) at Utrecht University. These lectures stress the importance of doing gender work combined with an active involvement in the practice of gender theory and research. The concept of DOING GENDER supports a hands-on approach to gender issues in the sense of social and political engagement with the new forms of gender inequalities that are taking shape in the world today.
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