Digitising Anti-Racist & Anti-Imperialist Teaching Amidst COVID-19
The global pandemic of COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in our in-person teaching models and pressed us to quickly move content online. Yet, thoughtful efforts must be made to ensure that rapid digitisations do not reify long-standing inequalities. During this online seminar, we respond to calls for greater attention to the contemporary urgencies of active anti-racist and anti-imperial classroom practices (Bhambra et al. 2018; Chantiluke et al. 2018; Kamunge et al. 2018) by focusing on projects to decolonise the digital classroom, or efforts to push back against forms of online epistemic dominance (Dey 2020). We look at pedagogical solidarities and actions against racism and imperialism in the time of COVID-19, including the potential threats of dominant actors mobilising the context of the pandemic to reinforce neoliberal educational norms. Panellists joining the discussion:
Date: 6 May 2020, 15:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Please contact organisers to participate
Speakers: Derek Ford (Education, DePauw), Holly Oberle (Political Science, Wenzhou-Kean University), Farhana Sultana (Geography, Syracuse), Sayan Dey (English, Royal University of Bhutan), Lesley Nelson-Addy (Education, Oxford)
Organising department: School of Geography and the Environment
Organisers: Dr. Steven Puttick (University of Oxford), Dr Amber Murrey (SoGE)
Organiser contact email address: amber.murrey-ndewa@ouce.ox.ac.uk
Hosts: Dr. Steven Puttick (University of Oxford), Dr Amber Murrey (SoGE)
Booking required?: Required
Booking email: amber.murrey-ndewa@ouce.ox.ac.uk
Cost: NA
Audience: Anyone is welcome to attend. However, as this will be held on Zoom, you will need to contact the organisers and register to participate
Editor: Sneha Krishnan