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Challenging Academic Debates: Decolonising Knowledge Production

Date - Wednesday, 24th May 2017 (All Day)


Challenging Academic Debates: Decolonising Knowledge Production is the second conference put forward to bring into focus a political and decolonial agenda of activities, debates and research in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. The focus of this event is to critically consider the practicalities and future(s) of Decolonising Knowledge Production in ways that inspire reframing academic practices of teaching, research, producing knowledge and networking in and beyond academia. Decolonising Knowledge Production as a topic inspires us to be critically attuned to various taken for granted principles that constitute dominant forms of knowledge, expectation and understanding, what knowledge is deemed relevant/valued and/or marginal/ undervalued, as well as historically and contemporarily question and open new possibilities for debate(s) that are specifically / generally ignored and silenced in mainstream academia. To this end the series of presentations and activities throughout the day have been designed to facilitate interdisciplinary networking, dialogues, discussions and debates. This event is being funded by both the School Sociology and Social Policy and WRDTC.

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-PROGRAMME-

10:00 – Coffee and Registration

11:00 – POSSIBILITIES OF DECOLONISING KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION – ROUNDTABLE

Dr Salman Sayyid (University of Leeds)

Dr Suriya Nayak (Salford University)

Dr Jonathan Saha (University of Leeds)

12:00 – INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AGENDAS – PGR PANEL

Ana Luísa Dias (University of York)

Chris Waugh (University of Leeds)

Hizer Ali Mir  (University of Leeds)

Marlo De Lara (University of Leeds)

Chair: Benjamin Vincent (University of Leeds)

1:00 – Lunch

2:00 – RESEARCH FROM THE MARGINS – WORKSHOP

Folayemi Owohhunwa (University of Leeds)

Inga Reichelt (University of Leeds)

Sebastian Garbe (Justus Liebig University Giessen)

Chair: Katucha Bento

3:00 – CONFRONTING THE RULES OF THE MASTERS HOUSE:  A Conversation with Ismail Patel

Mediators: Claudia Radiven and Paul Bagguley

3:30 – Coffee Break

4:00 – ACADEMIA AND ACTIVISM: A POSSIBLE SYMBIOSIS? – ROUNDTABLE

Adam Cooper (University of Oxford)

Beth Wangari Kamunge (Sheffield University)

Remi- Joseph Salisbury (Leeds Beckett University)

Melissa Owusu (University of Leeds)

Chair: Tasnim Al-Ahdal

5:30 – ‘DISMANTLING THE MASTERS HOUSE: OUR THEORY’

Keynote: Nathaniel Coleman

Organisers: Katucha Bento (K.Bento@leeds.ac.uk)

Tasnim Al-Ahdal (ss14ta@leeds.ac.uk)