Learning Network on Decolonization – Lecture and workshop by Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (LSE) On Decolonizing Teaching and Learning

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies is proud to participate in the Learning Network on Decolonization of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of Ghent University, and happy to announce the lecture & workshop series “How to decolonize the University?” We invite you to register for the next lecture and workshop by prof. dr. Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (LSE) “On decolonising teaching and learning” on December 15 and 16.

The Learning Network on Decolonization of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences kindly invites you to the next lecture and workshop in our series on

“How to decolonize the university?”

Prof. dr. Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (LSE) – “On Decolonizing Teaching and Learning”

Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa is Assistant Professor in Human Rights and Politics at the Department of Sociology of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Belgian/Rwandan former journalist (of MO*Magazine) and Senior Research Fellow of the Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies (JIAS), South Africa. She holds a PhD in Political Science/International Relations from Ghent University (2013). Before joining the LSE, she was Senior Lecturer in European and International (Development) Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa’s research and teaching focus on ways to decolonise (international) solidarity. Building on epistemic Blackness as methodology, she turns to recovering and reconnecting philosophies and practices of dignity and repair and retreat in the postcolony to theorise solidarity anticolonially. Professor Rutazibwa is the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics (with Robbie Shilliam, 2018) and Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning (with Sara de Jong and Rosalba Icaza, Routledge, 2018). She is the author of the forthcoming non-academic monograph The End of the White World. A Decolonial Manifesto (in Dutch, EPO). In 2011 she delivered a TEDx talk titled: Decolonizing Western Minds and in 2019 she had a widely watched conversation on racism (Racism Serves a Purpose – in Dutch, subtitled in English) in the interview collective ZIGO (Zwijgen is Geen Optie – Silence is Not an Option). 

December 15 (19:30-21:00) – Public lecture – Campus Ufo: Technicum Aud E 

December 16 (10:00-12:00) – Workshop – Campus Ufo: Technicum Room 1.13 

Attendance is free, registration is required.