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CRITIQUE Virtual Author-Meets-Critics The Epistemology of Protest: Silencing, Epistemic Activism and the Communicative Life of Resistance with José Medina (Northwestern) – 15 June 2022, 3 pm

A Virtual Author-Meets-Critics with José Medina on his book manuscript The Epistemology of Protest: Silencing, Epistemic Activism and the Communicative Life of Resistance. The Epistemology of Protest offers an account of communicative and epistemic resistance against injustice in street activism and protest movements. The book examines the communicative power of […]

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European Network in Social and Political Philosophy, Postgraduate Workshop in Political Theory – 27 May 2022, noon

This is the second event organised under the aegis of a recently established European Network in Social and Political Philosophy. This postgraduate workshop features presentations by a select group of PhD students from these four universities who will be focusing on methodological issues in political philosophy. Presenters: Catrin Wayland (University […]

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Virtual Symposium Decolonizing Politics – 23 May 2022, 3 pm

Virtual Symposium on Professor Robbie Shilliam’s book Decolonizing Politics. An Introduction (John Wiley & Sons, 2021). Event co-sponsored with Race.ED and Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power. Speakers Professor Robbie Shilliam, Johns Hopkins University Dr Toni Haastrup, University of Stirling Dr Aparna Devare, University of Hyderabad Dr Maria Bargh, Victoria University of Wellington […]

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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 Roundtable: Decolonising Research – 26 April 2022, 3 pm

This event is co-sponsored by GenderED and RaceED.   Participants will reflect on what decolonising research involves from within their own disciplines, focusing on the challenges such efforts face. They will also comment on the risks associated with a discourse of decolonising research if it becomes de-coupled from discussions about material redistribution, reparations, and […]

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CRITIQUE Virtual Roundtable Alternative Democratic Futures: Social Movements and the New Municipalism – 5 April 2022, 3pm

Whether in the growing gap between the rulers and the ruled, the decline of electoral participation, the rise of populism or the loss of confidence in democratic institutions, signs of the dysfunction of representative democracy proliferate across the globe. In response, scholars and activists have put forward various proposals to […]

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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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CRITIQUE-King’s College Joint Roundtable: Fail Again, Fail Better? Utopia, Memory, Radical Politics, and Radical Research – 17-18 March 2022

These virtual roundtables, organised by Mathias Thaler (Politics and IR, Edinburgh) and Davina Cooper (Law School, King’s College), will be run as informal, open conversations on the relationship between utopian thinking and practice, on the one hand, and failure, on the other. Programme 17th of March – 9:30-11:30am GMT  Sixtine Van Outryve d’Ydewalle: This […]

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