The Centre for Identities & Social Justice and The Centre for Feminist Research
In this talk I draw on black and postcolonial feminist perspectives to explore ways in which women of colour in higher education engage in ‘embodied’ work towards decolonizing dominant knowledges and regimes of ‘diversity’ in higher education. In the context of the significant numbers of Muslim, Black and Asian students who are now entering British higher education I unpack the ways in which ‘just being there’ can create spaces of contestation in our still overwhelmingly white and male universities. Drawing on my research on the pedagogic practices of teacher educators and their dilemmas of teaching race, faith and culture, I search for radical approaches which can offer us the possibility of transcending the ‘stuck’ institutional discourses of race equality and social inclusion in higher education.
Heidi Safia Mirza is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. Her research is on race, gender and identity in schools and equality and diversity in higher education. She is author of several best-selling books including Young Female and Black; Black British Feminism; Race, Gender and Educational Desire (2009), Black and Postcolonial Feminisms in New Times: Researching educational inequalities (2010); and Respecting Difference: Race, Faith, and Culture for Teacher Educators (2012).
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|17 Mar 2016||5:00pm - 6:30pm|
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