How to decolonize the university? Public lecture and workshop series





  • April 25, 2024 (13:00-16:00) - Lecture by Prof. Folúkẹ́ Adébísí

Book presentation on the implication of law and legal knowledge in both colonialism and the racialised hierarchies which create and preserve acute global disparities and injustices.
Register here - Organised by the Faculty of Law

  • April and May - Reading Group Beatriz Nascimento

Book: The Dialectic Is in the Sea: The Black Radical Thought of Beatriz Nascimento (2023).
Feminist political economy of Nascimento on relations between Brazil and the African continent.
Registration: Email Allan Souza Queiroz (

  • May 2024 (tbc) - Film Screening: Ôrí

Screening of the 1989 documentary Ôrí, directed by filmmaker and sociologist Raquel Gerber,
The film features Beatriz Nascimento as main protagonist and guiding voice.
In cooperation with Labo Vzw - More info to follow

  • May 22, 2024 (18:30-20:30) - Film Screening + Artist Talk: Zwarte Ibis (NL)

The short film ‘Zwarte Ibis’ is an afro-surrealistic reverie, poetically re-imagining our contemporary conceptions of relationships with the self and with imagined communities.
Artist talk with director Dr. Emma-Lee Amponsah and theatre maker Mathieu Charles
Register here

  • May 23, 2024 (time tbc) - Book presentation by Maya Wind

Book: Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom (2024)
More info to follow

  • October 21, 2024 (time tbc) - Lecture by Dr. Nozizwe Dube

More info to follow

  • October 23, 2024 (10:00-12:15) - Workshop by Prof. David Mwambari

This workshop invites early-career scholars and students to to unpack the politics embedded in the processes of knowledge production within interdisciplinary research, to challenge conventional epistemologies and explore alternative methodologies.
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