Webinar on 20 October 2017

Dear all,

We are delighted to announce the next activity of WG on “Post-colonial Perspectives on and within Development Studies”.

We are organizing a webinar where two speakers will speak on their topics for 15-20 minutes each followed by 10 minutes Q & A.

The session will be one hour long. It will take place on the 20 October 2017 at 1400 hrs Central European Time (GMT +2 hrs).

The following speakers will speak on the given topics.

1. Dr. Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Ph.D

Topic: Did Postcolonial Studies fail to emancipate the consciousness of the colonized self? How can one explain the chasm between Postcolonial theory and practice?

Dr. Purakayastha is Associate Professor at Kazi Nazrul University, India. He is currently working as Summer Fellow at New School for Social Research. The current focus of his postdoctoral research is on issues related to postcolonial precarity, governance and right wing nationalism. He is also working on his recent research on Derrida and Death Penality, Anthropocene, and post-humanism. He co-edits Kairos, the journal of critical symposium, and was one of the founding members of the Postcolonial Studies Association of the South (PSAGS).

2. Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare

Topic: (Un)thinking Science: Critical Literacies for 'Postnormal' Times Dr. Amoo-Adare is Associated Researcher at Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, Germany.

She has a PhD in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and is a RIBA part II qualified architect, with over 26 years of experience working within the fields of education, international development and social housing in countries like Afghanistan, Georgia, Ghana, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Critical special literacy is her key area but her interests extend further to epistemology, poetry, gender studies and de-/postcolonial studies. The current topic as presented in full at the Governance and Sustainability Lab at Trier University event, titled as “Decolonizing Urbanism, Transformative Perspectives”.

Please be warmly invited to join in and have vibrant discussion on these two topics with the presenters and among all participants.

Please register your participation following this registration link We will use zoom software for the webinar. Login details will be sent out to all registered participants a few days before the webinar. Warm regards, Julia Schöneberg and Aftab Nasir