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From the Rhodes Must Fall movement in South Africa and Oxford to the decolonisation work being done at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, efforts to decolonise the university have continued to grow across university campuses worldwide. However, what does decolonising the university mean, and how does this differ from diversity and inclusion projects?
Black Conversations have partnered with the Gender Centre to host Professor Kehinde Andrews lecture on "Decolonising the curriculum and Racism in Academia".
After his talk, the event will be moderated by Nicole Bourbonnais, and the discussion led by Gopalan Balachandran and Graziella Moraes Dias da Silva.
About the speaker
Kehinde Andrews is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University. His research focuses on resistance to racism and grassroots organisations. His book Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century was published in 2018. He also wrote Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement in 2013 and is editor of Blackness in Britain with Zed Books. His latest book, The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World is published by Penguin Allen Lane in the UK and by Bold Type Books in the US. Kehinde Andrews has written opinion pieces for outlets including The Guardian, The Independent, The Washington Post and CNN. Kehinde is founder of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity and co-chair of the UK Black Studies Association.
This event is organised by Black Conversations in partnership with the Gender Centre.