Message From CAUT: Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation (dated Feb. 19, 2020)

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) expresses solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and its Hereditary Chiefs who are insisting upon respect for their autonomy and sovereignty over their unceded land.  Forceful intervention by the police will not resolve this dispute.  Respectful and meaningful nation-to-nation dialogue, consistent with the principles of reconciliation, is needed. CAUT […]

CFP: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection Across Disciplines, University of Warwick, Jun. 19-20, 2020 (deadline: Apr. 20. 2020)

We invite abstracts on topics including, but not limited to: Forms enslavement across time from Antiquity to today. Figuration and representation of enslaved people and/or slavery and more broadly subjugation in the arts (music, visual and performing arts, film, tv and media studies, theatre and drama, literature and graphic novels, etc.) (Hi)Stories of slavery and […]

Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, Registration Open and Extended CFA (deadline: Aug. 30, 2019)

Because our international readership/listenership continues to grow and since the deadline for this conference CFP has been extended, I’ve reposted information about it below. Registration is open for the Disabling Normativities Conference that takes place October 1-3, 2019, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is organized by the Wits Centre for Diversity […]

CFP: Decolonise STEM: Resisting, Unlearning and Imagining, University College London, Oct. 5, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 17, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Dr Arianne Shahvisi and Dr Christine (Xine) Yao We are pleased to announce the symposium – Decolonise STEM: Resisting, Unlearning and Imagining – taking place on Saturday October 5th 2019 at University College London, supported in part by the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Wellcome Trust. We are welcoming applications for panellists to […]

CFP: Epistemic Decolonization (deadline: Mar. 1, 2020)

Special issue of Philosophical Papers Guest editor: Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg) The growing body of work on epistemic injustice can be seen as falling roughly along two strands. The first involves understanding the phenomenon in relation to central epistemological (and moral) concepts, such as ‘knowledge’ and ‘(epistemic) agency’. The second focuses on epistemically unjust connections between knowledge and […]

MAP Bristol Conference: Postcolonial and Decolonial Reception of European Thought, University of Bristol, Jun. 6-7, 2019

Philosophers recently have become aware that there is a risk that Eurocentric biases in philosophical tradition may distort the scholarship of the broad academic theoretical work. To correct these biases — which have been critically denounced by the scholars from non-European continents — the postcolonial scholarship made an effort in deconstructing the European theoretical referents, […]

Indigenization Efforts Vary Widely on Canadian Campuses, Study Finds

The article below appears in the April 16, 2019 issue of University Affairs. Institutions have focused mainly on Indigenous inclusion, but that’s only one end of a spectrum of policies needed for reconciliation, researchers argue. By Natalie Samson When it comes to Indigenization at Canadian universities, most have focused on Indigenous hiring and student recruitment, […]