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Islam and Decoloniality: An Introduction in Theory and Praxis

Wed, 2017-10-18
13:00 to 14:00
This seminar will engage in recent conversations around the world in the social sciences and public sphere concerning the topics of Islam and Decoloniality. It will be a brief introduction to various intellectual and political currents in the Muslim world and its diasporas that deal with Muslim approaches to decolonizing knowledge, power and being.   Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Time: 13:00 – 14:00pm Venue: LS 5.67 (Religious Studies seminar room)   by Mr Alexander Abbasi PhD Candidate, Department of Religious Studies, University of Johannesburg Alexander Abbasi is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Religion Studies, University of Johannesburg. He is an Arab-American Muslim scholar activist whose work lies at the crossroads of Islamophobia Studies, Islamic Liberation Theology and Decolonial Theory.    

Sekou Toure, Senghor and the Inheritance of Predicaments

Wed, 2017-10-04
13:00 to 14:00
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES SEMINAR   Sekou Toure, Senghor and the Inheritance of Predicaments This talk explores some African experiences of decolonization, and is interested in the diverse itineraries of decolonization projects, and their contemporary resonances. Wednesday, 04 October 2017 Time: 13:00 – 14:00pm Venue: LS 5.67 (Religious Studies seminar room)   by Prof Suren Pillay Associate Professor, NRF-DST Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities Center for Humanities Research (University of the Western Cape).Suren Pillay is currently Senior Researcher and Associate Professor in the Centre for Humanities Research. He has held this position since 2010. From 2007-2010 he was seconded to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa as a Senior Research Specialist in the Democracy and Governance Programme. From 2003-2004 he served as a Programme Officer at the Centre for African Studies at Columbia University. He held a position of senior lecturer in the Dept. of Political Studies, UWC, from 1995-2010. Prof. Pillay holds an Mphil, and a Phd in Anthropology, from Columbia University in New York (2011). He also has a Masters in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape (UWC)  

Rights After Wrongs: Local Knowledge & Human Rights in Zimbabwe - Shannon Morreira

Tue, 2017-10-03
14:00 to 15:30
Anthropology Seminar Series 2017 ~ Celebrating New Books ~ This Semester the Anthropology Section invites you to come and engage and celebrate the publications of new books from scholars in our department and beyond. Please join us for our next seminar: Tuesday, October 03.  Attached herewith is an excerpt of the book. Dr. Shannon Morreira discusses her recently published Rights After Wrongs: Local Knowledge & Human Rights in Zimbabwe. Stanford University Press (2016)  http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=25224 Tuesday October 03 2:00 – 3:30 HUMA Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building Dr. Shannon Morreira is an anthropologist based in the Humanities EDU at the University of Cape Town. As well as designing and lecturing on introductory courses in the social sciences, she teaches on African Studies and Anthropology undergraduate courses, and supervises  in Anthropology and Sociology. She recently received a Collaborative Educational Practice Award from UCT for her work on curriculum design. Her  research interests include the anthropology of knowledge and education; and the politics of postcolonial knowledge production. Recent publications include a book, Rights After Wrongs: Local Knowledge and Human Rights in Zimbabwe  (Stanford University Press, 2016) and various chapters and journal articles in the field of higher education. She is also co-editor of the Anthropology Southern Africa journal. She was recently nominated for a UCT Outstanding Young Researcher Award. She is currently working on an NRF-funded project on discourses of decolonization in the Humanities and Social Sciences; as well as continuing her work in Zimbabwe into ideas of justice and reconciliation in post-conflict spaces.  

“Who pulls the strings? The promise and peril of donor-funded journalism”

Tue, 2017-10-03
13:00 to 14:00
THE CENTRE FOR FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES WARMLY INVITES YOU TO A TALK ENTITLED   “Who pulls the strings? The promise and peril of donor-funded journalism”   MIA MALAN of The Mail & Guardian Bhekisisa Health Journalism Centre speaks about how the paper is pioneering new models of journalism Bio: Mia Malan founded the Bhekisisa Mail & Guardian health journalism centre in 2013 and is also the Mail & Guardian's health editor. Prior to starting up the centre, she was a Knight Health Journalism Fellow in South Africa. Under her leadership, Bhekisisa expanded from three to close to 20 permanent and freelance staff members within four years. Malan specialises in narrative journalism and is the recipient of more than thirty African journalism awards, including the CNN Multichoice African Features Journalist of the Year in 2016, the Discovery Health Journalist of the Year in 2013 and 2016, and the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalist of the Year in 2015. http://bhekisisa.org/page/about-us/   TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER 2017 13h00-14h00 AC JORDAN 4A   Eats in A205 FROM 12H30  

John Mattison and colleagues address current issues pertaining to the SABC

Tue, 2017-09-19
09:15 to 14:00
John Mattison and colleagues will address current issues pertaining to the SABC   Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Time: 13h00-14h00  Venue: AC Jordan 4A Eats in A205 from 12h30 All welcome

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