Session leaders: Dr Adi Saleem Bharat (Michigan) and Dr Joseph Ford (ILCS)
In this session, we will give an overview of some key concepts in decolonial theory and situate these in the specific context of doing research and teaching within the disciplinary area of Languages, Cultures and Societies, which is itself rooted in colonial histories.
In advance of the session, participants are invited to read Ramón Grosfoguel’s ‘Colonial Difference, Geopolitics of Knowledge, and Global Coloniality in the Modern/Colonial Capitalist World-System’, Review (Fernand Braudel Center) 25.3 (2002): 203-224.
Please also take a look at and be prepared to discuss the following texts:
-Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948): https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Universal_Declaration_of_Human_Rights
-Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_independence_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_Vietnam
-The Haitian Declaration of Independence (1804): https://today.duke.edu/showcase/haitideclaration/declarationstext.html
Please note that this online session will include the use of break-out rooms and we encourage active engagement from participants. Reading recommendations will be shared in advance of the workshop. Please note this session will not be recorded
Our events are free to attend, but booking is required. They are held online via Zoom with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated by email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.