Thematic area(s) of the course
Eurocentrism, knowledge production, (anti-)racism, grassroots movements
Graduate students in social sciences and humanities, political activists and members of NGOs in the field of anti-racism and human rights, school teachers mainly in the field of History and Geography, journalists.
This Summer School addresses debates and contemporary struggles against racism and Eurocentrism at three levels: in the production of knowledge, public policy and grassroots movements. Its main objectives are:
a) to discuss the Eurocentric knowledge production of the history of (anti-)colonialism, enslavement and racism, through the questioning of concepts and dominant approaches in the political and academic world;
b) to discuss key concepts for understanding complex political processes (in particular, racial state, violence, nation, citizenship);
c) to present a variety of cases of research in different international contexts and with different disciplinary approaches (Sociology, History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Geography);
d) to promote a critical analysis of public policies for integration and combating discrimination;
e) to engage in dialogue with the alternatives that have been proposed by grassroots movements in challenging Eurocentric knowledge production and dissemination, including the presentation of initiatives in the context of informal education and education through arts. The School aims to promote a dialogue between the production of knowledge in academia and grassroots movements, considering the power relations and political struggles that condition this dialogue and the possible articulations between the two areas.
Faculty will recommend a list of texts related to the topics and conceptual approach of each session, to be distributed among the participants.
Anabela Rodrigues (Theatre of the Oppressed Group, Lisbon, Laboratory AmiAfro)
Aya Ramadan (Party of the Indigenous of the Republic, France)
Baron Kelly (African American Theatre Program, University of Louisville)
Branwen Gruffydd Jones (Cardiff University)
Bruno Gonçalves (SOS Racismo / ROMED – Mediation for Roma)
Gaia Giuliani (CES, University of Coimbra)
Kwame Nimako (University of California – Berkeley)
Katy P. Sian (University of York)
Marta Araújo (CES, University of Coimbra)
Mario Espinoza Pino (Complutense University, Madrid)
Mónica Moreno Figueroa (University of Cambridge)
Piménio Ferreira (Letras Nómadas Project, anti-racist activist)
Silvia Rodríguez Maeso (CES, University of Coimbra)
250€ (early registration, until May 31, 2016) 350€ (from June 1) | Registration is only considered effective after payment.
Maximum number of registrations: 20
This is a non-profit Summer School.