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Open Speakers Series Lecture 15.10. Leonardo da Costa Custódio: What does ‘decolonization’ mean to you? A farewell (bomb) letter

The Speakers Series is a series of Studia Generalia Lectures in the Study of Society organized weekly by Tampere University Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with the New Social Research Programme (NSR).

Abstract

Decolonization seems to have become a buzzword in multiple disciplines in Finland and abroad. However, the debate about what it means in relation to individual, collective, institutional and structural changes in academia remains under-discussed. Inspired by Tuck and Yang’s article “Decolonization is not a metaphor” (2012), Custódio – descendent of enslaved people in a former Portuguese colony – reflects on his own relationship with coloniality and what “to decolonize” means in his own scholarly trajectory. The goal of the talk is to provoke the audience to reflect about their own epistemological choices and power positions in the unequal and hierarchical university system.”

 

Welcome!

 

Järjestäjä

Tampere University Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with
New Social Research Programme (NSR)

Further information

Marjukka Virkajärvi, marjukka.virkajarvi@tuni.fi, +358 50 318 6697