Dalia Gebrial 2019-02-11T16:11:17+00:00

Talk: Decolonising the University with Dalia Gebrial

In this talk, Dalia Gebrial, one of the editors of the book Decolonising the University will discuss her recent book in which 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.

About ‘Decolonising University’ (Pluto Press)

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 Universityprovides the tools for radical pedagogical, disciplinary and institutional change.

About the Speaker

Dalia Gebrial is a PhD candidate at LSE, University of London, and an editor at Historical Materialism journal. She is also the co-editor of the recently published volume ‘Decolonising The University’ with Gurminder Bhambra and Kerem Nisancioglu (Pluto Press, 2017).

DETAILS: FEBRUARY 21st, 11:00 – 12:00

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