“Meeting at the Edge of Fear”: Decolonizing the university world

7 April 2021

A lecture by Raewyn Connell

“Meeting at the Edge of Fear”: Decolonizing the university world.

The title comes from a poem by Saleha Obeid Ghabesh, about solidarity between women across time and space. Raewyn considers the nature of the dominant knowledge formation, several kinds of alternative knowledge formations, and issues in the process of decolonizing university work and establishing epistemic diversity. Raewyn Connell is Professor Emerita, University of Sydney, and Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union.  She is a widely-cited sociological researcher, the author of Gender & PowerMasculinities, and Southern Theory. Her recent books include The Good University and Gênero em termos reais. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. Raewyn has been active in the labour movement, the peace movement, and work for gender equality. Details at www.raewynconnell.net and Twitter @raewynconnell.

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