Decolonising the Academy

Decolonising the Academy

School of Culture & Creative Arts
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow G12 8QQ
Category: Conferences

This is a free, ticketed event which is divided into two sessions: a morning Symposium and an afternoon Workshop. 

Tickets for both sessions can be reserved via our Eventbrite page.

SYMPOSIUM: 10:00 - 12:45 (Andrew Stewart Cinema)

10:00-10:15: Introduction

10:15-10:45: Broken Histories: Decolonising Postcolonial Studies
Dr Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick 

10:45-11:15: Dismantling Racism in Higher Education
Dr Jason Arday, University of Warwick

11:15-11:45: Interrogating Epistemic Privilege in Feminist Classrooms: A Tale of (In)Visible Others and Intersectional Pedagogy
Dr Radhika Govinda, University of Edinburgh

WORKSHOP: 14:00 - 17:00 (Room 408, Gilmorehill Halls)

Incorporating Positionality and Lived Experience into the Classroom

In this three-hour workshop, presented by artist, researcher and diversity consultant Camille Barton, participants will explore their relationship to privilege, question dominant forms of knowledge production and learn strategies to support students with marginalised backgrounds in the classroom.

The workshop is experiential, comprised of a variety of group exercises, discussion circles and active listening to explore this material with a compassionate and sensitive approach.

This symposium is co-presented by the University of Glasgow's ArtsLab and Africa in Motion.

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