The Decoloniality Workshop is an interdisciplinary space for junior scholars to present work in progress in a relaxed academic setting committed to the transformation of standard academic practice. We aim to foster a peer-supported space where critically constructive feedback is generated in the spirit of collective support and collaboration.
Format: Presentation of a pre-circulated paper lasts between 10 to 15 minutes. Presenters are not encouraged to read the paper, but rather expand it or further contextualize it. A designated discussant follows up with 5 minutes of comments, subsequently followed by 40 to 60 minutes of an open discussion and exchange session.
Open to the public. Papers are pre-circulated on an individual basis via email request.
Food and drinks will be provided.
History: The Decoloniality Workshop is a student organized initiative that builds on other recent student-led events at Rutgers University around the critique of modernity/coloniality. Most recently, the inaugural Decoloniality Roundtable took place in May of 2017. Before that, in March of 2016, the Urban (De)Coloniality and Literature conference was held as the Program in Comparative Literature Biennial Graduate Student Conference.