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Decolonising Pedagogy: race, gender, and marginal voices in higher education

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute and the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

Online public event

Speakers

Professor Heidi Safia Mirza

Professor Heidi Safia Mirza

Dr Sara Camacho Felix

Dr Sara Camacho Felix

Discussant

Andrea Encalada García

Andrea Encalada García

Discussant

Chair

Dr Armine Ishkanian

Dr Armine Ishkanian

Fundamental to decolonising pedagogy is an understanding of the way we ‘talk’ about race, gender and social justice in our taken for granted systems of knowledge and power. In this lecture, Heidi Mirza will discuss how we situate the raced and gendered ‘Other’ in everyday discourse and why and how marginalised groups articulate alternative world views. Professor Mirza will be joined by discussants Sara Camacho Felix and Andrea Encalada García.

Drawing on postcolonial theories of difference and the writings of Black and Postcolonial feminists of colour, Professor Mirza will critically investigate how knowledge of ‘the Other’ is embodied and reproduced through the pedagogic practices of teaching and learning in our western elite systems of higher education. The discussion will centre around an appreciation of the centrality of agency and voice in creating alternative world views and the importance of raced, gendered, and classed power relations inherent in everyday cultural perspectives and research practices.

Meet our speakers and chair 

Heidi Safia Mirza (@HeidiMirza) is Emeritus Professor of Equality Studies in Education at UCL Institute of Education and Visiting Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s College and Social Policy at LSE. She is known for her pioneering research on race, gender and identity in education and has an international reputation for championing equality and human rights for Black, Muslim, Asian women through educational reform.

Sara Camacho Felix (@SFelix18) is Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Programme Lead for the Atlantic Fellows in Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute.

Andrea Encalada García (@andreaencalada) is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity an economist who has spent the past four years working on higher education policy.

Armine Ishkanian (@Armish15) is Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy. Her research focuses on the relationship between civil society, democracy, development, and social transformation.

More about this event

The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many of the School's departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme (@AFSEE_LSE) is a Global South-focused, funded fellowship for mid-career activists, policy-makers, researchers and movement-builders from around the world. Based at the International Inequalities Institute, it is a 20-year programme that commenced in 2017 and was funded with a £64m gift from Atlantic Philanthropies, LSE’s largest ever philanthropic donation.

This event will have live captioning and BSL interpreting.

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