The Decolonial Challenge in African Studies

Friday, 26 February 2021 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Location
Off-campus address: 
Webinar
Contact information
Contact person: 
Anna Bogic
Email: 
abogic@uottawa.ca
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Presented by CIPS as part of uOttawa’s programming for Black History Month:

There has been a resurgence of thinking, writing, and political action around decolonization in the interdisciplinary field of African Studies. While these efforts have deep roots in the field, scholars and activists have made renewed challenges, spurred on by key moments of reckoning (e.g. BLM) inside and outside academia. As part of CIPS’ programming for Black History Month, this event seeks to give some texture to debates about ‘decolonizing’ the ways we engage with and study Africa, what it means across disciplines, and how key parts of scholarship — the ethics of fieldwork, the role of scholars, research funding, teaching, and more — are impacted by this approach.

Panelists:

Dr. Yolande Bouka, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University

Dr. Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Professor and Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa at the University of Bayreuth

Dr. Awino Okech, Reader in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London

Moderator:

 Dr. Philippe Frowd, Assistant Professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa