IGDS FSS Workshop: Decolonising the Social Sciences + more

Event Date(s): 02/10/2019

Location: UWI St. Augustine, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Lounge

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) invites graduate students and staff to the Graduate Studies Workshop on Decolonising the Social SciencesFreedom to Converse Across Disciplinary Boundaries.

There will be featured guest and student presentations including:

  • Decolonial Feminism, Ethnicity and Global Inequalities by Andrea Silva-Tapia
  • Epistemologies of the South and the Decolonization of Social Sciences by Sebastian M. Garbe

The workshop takes place on October 2 from 5 to 8pm at the FSS Lounge.

Please confirm your interest in attending by registering online via this link:   *** Register for Decolonising the Social Sciences

For more information, please email khadijah.Pierre@sta.uwi.edu or call IGDS on 1 (868) 662 2002 ext. 83577.

About the workshop

This workshop will introduce cutting edge theorizing in the Social Sciences and strengthen the global relevance of research on the Caribbean. 

About Andrea Silva-Tapia

Andrea Silva-Tapia is a Lecturer and Research Assistant at the Institute of Sociology at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany and Research Assistant for a project on migration and sports at Goethe University, Frankfurt in Germany. She earned her PhD in Sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin with the thesis “Ethnicized Citizenship as Illegitimate Citizenship. Andrea's case studies included the Mapuche in Chile and North-easterners in India” conducting fieldwork in Chile and India. She holds a Master degree in Sociology from Alberto Hurtado University in Chile. She is a member of the research network “Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations” (QDFCT) and research associate at “Mapuche Data Project”. Her research interests are citizenship, migration, indigenous people, ethnicity, decolonialism and feminism.

About Sebastian Garbe

Sebastian Garbe is a Research Assistant and PhD student at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen. He holds a M.A. degree in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna. His research has been funded by the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and is a member of the research network Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations (QDFCT). He has collaborated in translating the work of Aníbal Quijano and Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui into German. His research interests are the socio-cultural and political connections between Latin America/the Caribbean and Europe, post- and decolonial theory, global history, critical epistemology as well as social and protest movements, especially indigenous movements, internationalism and global solidarities. He is also an active member in the political-pedagogical project Frankfurt Postkolonial.

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