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CRITIQUE Virtual Lecture Reconsidering Reparations – 19 May 2022, 3 pm

Virtual lecture by Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò, who is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. Their work work draws on the Black radical tradition, contemporary philosophy of language, contemporary social science, German transcendental philosophy, materialist thought, histories of activism and activist thinkers. In this lecture, Olúfemi O. Táíwò will discuss […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Book Launch: Political Memory and the Aesthetics of Care with Mihaela Mihai – 31 March 2022, 3 pm

With this interdisciplinary book, political theorist Mihaela Mihai tackles several interrelated questions: How do societies remember histories of systemic violence? Who is excluded from such histories’ cast of characters? And what are the political costs of selective remembering in the present? Building on insights from political theory, social epistemology, and feminist […]

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Rosa Luxemburg at 150 – A Podcast

To mark Women’s History Month, genderED, RACE.ED, CRITIQUE, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) present Rosa Luxemburg at 150, a podcast featuring  Dr Maša Mrovlje, Dr Jamie Allinson and Dr Mihaela Mihai. This episode explores Luxemburg’s life, political and intellectual activities, and asks: what makes Luxemburg […]

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CRITIQUE Exchange: Interview with Professor Stephen M. Gardiner on climate change and philosophy

This conversation took place following Prof Gardiner’s virtual visit to Edinburgh University in September 2021. Members of CRITIQUE’s Environmental Working Group, Joseph Conrad, Grace Garland, and Talia Shoval, asked Prof Gardiner about moral corruption, the recent COP26 event in Glasgow, non-anthropocentric dimensions of climate justice, and the public role of […]

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CRITIQUE Exchange: Virtual Roundtable Training Environmentally Responsible Students

This roundtable event took place on 27 October 2021 and is an initiative of CRITIQUE’s Environmental Working Group. The roundtable was intentionally exploratory and cross-disciplinary, with scholars from UoE representing Sociology; Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies; Politics and International Relations; and Architecture. The discussion drew on insights from teachers and researchers […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Author-Meets-Critics What Climate Justice Means (and Why We Should Care) with Elizabeth Cripps (Edinburgh University) – 14 June 2021, 9:30 am

A virtual Author-Meets-Critics with Elizabeth Cripps, University of Edinburgh on her forthcoming trade book, What Climate Justice Means (and Why We Should Care)  (Bloomsbury in 2022), with commentaries from academics, students and activists. Elizabeth Cripps is a senior lecturer in political theory at the University of Edinburgh and associate director […]

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CRITIQUE Exchange Healthcare as a Site of Citizen-Subjectivity: Vulnerability, Resistance, Awakening

This CRITIQUE LECTURE was held on May 12th. Sara Rushing introduced her recent book, The Virtues of Vulnerability, and discussed what she calls “citizen-subjectivity”  and how it can be produced within contexts of bodily vulnerability, particularly within mainstream healthcare in the United States. The respondent was Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, Here is […]

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CRITIQUE Exchange Dreamworlds of Race

On April 28th, 2021, we held a virtual Author Meets Critics with Professor Duncan Bell (Cambridge University), around his book Dreamworlds of Race (2020). The respondents were: Menaka Philips, Tulane University Desmond Jagmohan, University of California Berkeley Jessica Blatt, Marymount Manhattan College Fabian Hilfrich, University of Edinburgh The event was co-sponsored […]

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