There is a serious epistemic urgency confronting the social sciences. This urgency relates to their distinct lack of conceptual diversity - a key problem in the social sciences, but at the same time, a critically important route for decolonising knowledge production. Concepts are the building blocks of theory and there simply are not the concepts needed to visualise and describe different political and social imaginaries of life, living, and world-making across the globe.
This two-day workshop aims to bring together researchers and activists working on questions of conceptual production across the globe in different disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts.
The panelists will exchange ideas and research on conceptual diversity within academia, with a particular interest in ideas of location, blurring, embodiment, resistance and contestation of concepts.
Read more about the workshop. Download the workshop programme.
Meet our speakers and chairs
Sumi Madhok (LSE)
Alpa Shah (LSE)
Yassin Brunger (Queen’s University Belfast)
Rabbia Aslam (Quaid-e-Azam University)
Hakan Seckinelgin (LSE)
Roxana Quispe Collantes (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
Armine Ishkanian (LSE)
Leticia Sabsay (LSE)
Translation Collective (Armand Azra bin Azlira, Isabel Medem)
Olga Mun and Diana Kudaibergenova (University of Oxford; University of Cambridge)
Macarena Gómez-Barris (Global South Centre and Pratt Institute)
Leigh K. Jenco (LSE)
Uzma Falak (University of Heidelberg)
Ayelen Pagnanelli (Universidad de San Martín)
Humeira Iqtidar (KCL)
Constance Akurugu (Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies)
Robin Dunford (University of Brighton)
Maria do Mar Pereira (University of Warwick)
Asiya Islam (Cambridge University)
Abeera Khan (SOAS)
Sara Salem (LSE)
Alyosxa Tudor (SOAS)
Rosa dos Ventos Heimer (KCL)
Ignacio Espinosa (UIDE)
Mahvish Ahmad (LSE)
Anouk Patel-Campillo (LSE)
Sharmila Parmanand (LSE)
Ana Gomes and Flávia Pereira (Fortaleza University & Federal University of Ouro Preto)
Priya Raghavan (University of Sussex)
Niharika Pandit (LSE)
Nazanin Shahrokni (LSE)
Ayça Çubukçu (LSE)
Toni Haastrup (University of Stirling)
Marsha Henry (LSE)
Shirin Rai (University of Warwick)
Wendy Sigle (LSE)
Kalpana Wilson (Birkbeck)
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