J’aurai le plaisir de participer à l’atelier intitulé “Decolonizing the Academy, the Curriculum and the History of Decolonization” et qui se tiendra ce mardi 25 juin au Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, à Amsterdam, à partir de 13h30.
J’interviendrai plus particulièrement lors de la troisième session “‘Diversity’ and structural inequalities” qui débutera à 16h et portera sur les questions suivantes :
“Diversity” is the watchword of the neo-liberal university: what does it mean, does it bring about gradual change or does it mask/perpetuate structural inequalities?
What support is provided to students considered to be from “non-traditional backgrounds”? What are some of the underlying assumptions in providing coaching, teaching growth mindsets, etc, to these students? What are some of the assumptions behind the term “non-traditional” about gender, class and race?
What does a critical decolonial perspective look like and do? What is the potential and what are the obstacles for research and education to bring about more just societies? What are the very concrete things we can do now?
Mon intervention s’est appuyée sur les références suivantes :
“How does the Subaltern Speak?”, an interview with Vivek Chibber by Jonah Birch, Jacobin, March 21, 2013. Online
Vivek Chibber, “Capitalism, Class and Universalism: Escaping the Cul-de-sac of Postcolonial Theory”, Socialist Register, Vol. 50, 2014, p. 63-79, Online
Walter Benn Michaels, “The Trouble with Diversity”, The American Prospect, August 13, 2006. Online
Walter Benn Michaels, “Against Diversity”, New Left Review, 52, July-August 2008, p. 33-36. Online
Adolph Reed Jr., “Antiracism: a Neoliberal Alternative to a Left”, Dialectical Anthropology, Volume 42, Issue 2, p. 105-115. Online