Decolonial Thinking And Revolutionary Events Conference - March 8th & 9th (Virtual)

Goldsmiths' Centre for Postcolonial Studies is hosting Decolonial Thinking and Revolutionary Events conference on March 8th and 9th, 2023.

In the last decades, decolonial thinking has been reterritorializing corners of academia, producing a series of dislocations in our relationship to knowledge and political discourse. In doing so, it has exposed the imprints of coloniality on thinking whilst looking for avenues to rid experience of it. Decolonial thinking aims to go well beyond colonial and eurocentric thought.

Yet, how exactly is decolonial thought un-enfolding its parole from colonial thinking? How does it differ from postcolonialism? What is this parole that senses experience differently? How does it express itself? What does it speak, say? How is it moving beyond its initial Latin American concerns? And, if, as diagnosed by Frantz Fanon, coloniality pathologizes experience, how can decolonial thinking help us de-pathologize our contemporary world?

The conference proposes to explore these questions through a series of presentations and the attendees' interventions. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the conversations.

Please the Zoom links which will allow you to join us, and the conference Programme below:

Decolonial Thinking and Revolutionary Events Day 1

Time: Mar 8, 2023, 09:00 AM London

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Meeting ID: 935 8704 1627

Passcode: 481305

Decolonial Thinking and Revolutionary Events Day 2

Time: Mar 9, 2023, 09:00 AM London

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Meeting ID: 953 7069 8570

Passcode: 199306

Conference Programme

Day 1 - Palestine, struggles for Liberation, and counterrevolutions

9:00 - Introduction: Anissa Haddadi: Can coloniality think its unthought?

9:30-11:00: Screening of the Documentary: Little Palestine (Diary of a Siege)

11:00-12:00: Q&A with Abdallah al-Khatib, Filmmaker

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Reflexions on the struggles for Liberation and counter-revolutionary repression:

14:00-14:30: Samidoun, Palestine Chapter: Palestinian prisoners and the politics of repression

14:30-15:00: Brahim Rouabah – Professor in the Political Science department at Brooklyn College, PhD Candidate at the Graduate Center, City university of New York and adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, The Colonial Counterrevolution and the Struggle for Emancipation in the 21st Century

15:00-15:45: Q&A

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16:00-16:30: Shreya Parikh, PhD candidate, CERI-Sciences Po Paris and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Down Neocolonialism!": Theories from the street

16:30-17:00: Constanza González Soto, Research MA student, Utrecht University, Thinking from Indigenous Intelligence: The Mapuche Flag as a Symbol of Mutual Recognition in the Chilean Social Uprising of 2019

17:00-17:30 Shelley Kenny, PhD. Candidate Goldsmiths University, The Rojava Revolution: A Nomadic Approach

17:30-18:00: Christopher Frattina, DPhil candidate, Oxford University,Revolution and Epistemic Struggles — Decolonial Lessons from the Sudanese Revolution

18:00-18:45: Q&A

Day 2: Pathologies of repression, Liberation and the role of affects

9:00 – Introduction: Anissa Haddadi: The decolonial as a reversal?

9:30-10:00:  Ayurdhi Dhar, assistant professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia, The Tyranny and Seduction of Meaning: Saving Suffering from Trauma.

10:00 – 10:30:  Sabh Jabr, Palestinian psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the Head of the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health in Ramallah, Palestine, Palestinian Vision for Liberation through the Lens of Mental Health

10:30-11:00: Rifki Akbar Pratama, Researcher at KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, The Loneliest Number, Rasa and the Political Economy of Affect and Emotion

11:00 – 11:45: Q&A

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13:30: 14:00- Shakeel Anjum, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Revolutionary Surgeons of the Political

14:00-14:30: Norman Ajari, Lecturer in Francophone Black Studies,

The University of Edinburgh, The Black must become dangerous: Stanislas Adotevi's philosophy of pan-African revolution.

14:30-15:00: Saheed Yinka Adejumobi, PhD, Associate Professor - Seattle University, A New Black International and 'The Culture Industry': Afrobeat/s, Afropolitanism, and Afrofuturism

15:00-15:30 Arun Rasiah, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Wake the People': Malcolm X as Voice of Decolonization

15:30-16:15: Q&A


16:30-17:00: Alenjandra Juárez González, PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Latin America, Post-Hegemony and Decolonial Philosophy

17:00-17:30: Aliya Ram, PhD student, Princeton University, Spoken Revolutions: Saadat Hasan Manto's Decolonial Speech Acts

17:30-18:00: Rita Sousa, MPhil, Utrecht University Experimenting Embodied Theory: Deconstructing Gender Studies Curriculums

18:00-18:45: Q&A

For questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Dr Anissa Haddadi at:

Photo courtesy of Zine El Abidine Mezaoui