Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 18:00
Goldsmiths, London (UK, Rm137a, Richard Hoggart Building , Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW
Launch event at Goldsmiths, London
To celebrate the launch of Decolonising the University (Pluto Press, 2018) two of the editors of the collection, Gurminder K. Bhambra and Kerem Nişancıoğlu will be in conversation with Goldsmiths students from the MA Race, Media and Social Justice, followed by a Q&A with the audience and reception.
The event is free to attend but please register to reserve a place.
About the book:
In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry ‘#RhodesMustFall’ sparked an international movement calling for the decolonisation of the world’s universities.
Today, as this movement grows, how will it radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing decolonial work in the home of the coloniser, in the heart of the establishment. Subverting curricula, enforcing diversity, and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education.
Offering resources for students and academics to challenge and resist coloniality inside and outside the classroom, Decolonising the University provides the tools for radical pedagogical, disciplinary and institutional change.
About the speakers:
Gurminder K Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the Department of International Relations in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.
Kerem Nisancioglu is a Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies. SOAS, University of London
About the MA:
MA Race, Media and Social Justice at Goldsmiths, University of London launched in 2017. It is a joint honours masters degree co-convened by the Department of Sociology and Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies.