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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):

-Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1945):

-The Haitian Declaration of Independence (1804):

Please note this session will involve small- and large-group discussions and those who register should be able to attend the full session and be prepared to interact with the session leader and the other participants.

All welcome

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.