The Epistemic Urgency of Conceptual Diversity

Reshaping knowledge production in the social sciences

June 1 - 2, 2021

Workshop Programme

 

 

Day 1 – Tuesday June 1, 2021  

Begin and Welcome 09:30 BST

Welcome: 09:45 - 10:00 BST
Sumi Madhok (LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

‘Conceptual Diversity’ in the Social Sciences 10:00 - 11:30 BST

Chair: Alpa Shah (LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English, Spanish and Quechua

Speakers:

  • Yassin Brunger (Queen’s University Belfast): 
    ‘Freedom Dreaming and the Concept of Justice’

  • Rabbia Aslam (Quaid-e-Azam University):
    ‘Disciplinary boundaries, Decoloniality, and ironies of feminist knowledge production: the lived experience of a PhD scholar’

  • Hakan Seckinelgin (LSE):
    ‘Decolonizing the Curriculum: What does the Resistance tell us?’

  • Roxana Quispe Collantes (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos):
    ‘The Indigenous languages ​​are our universal legacies: reflections on Andean revitalization from the concepts of llakiy, kusiy, wañuy and kawsay’

Break: 15 minutes

‘Conceptual Diversity’ in the Social Sciences 11:45 - 13:15 BST

Chair: Armine Ishkanian (LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

Speakers:

  • Leticia Sabsay (LSE):
    ‘Translation and/as Cartography’

  • Translation Collective (Armand Azra bin AzliraIsabel Medem):
    ‘Is conceptual diversity possible in the anglophone academy? Notes on the process of translation’

  • Olga Mun and Diana Kudaibergenova (University of Oxford; University of Cambridge):
    ‘Beyond ‘knowledge from the margins’. New conceptual tools to remedy epistemic injustice in post-Soviet research’

  • Macarena Gómez-Barris (Global South Centre and Pratt Institute):
    ‘Pluriverse Concepts, Submerged Perspectives, and the Colonial Anthropocene’

Lunch break: 60 minutes

The Location of Concepts 14:15 - 15:45 BST

Chair: Leigh K. Jenco (LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

Speakers:

  • Uzma Falak (University of Heidelberg):
    “Will this be written down too, as history?”: exploring people’s iterations, itineraries and praxis of liberation in Kashmir through concepts of Zulm (oppression), Insaaf (justice), Azadi (freedom), Vyestoan (female friendships)’

  • Ayelen Pagnanelli (Universidad de San Martín):
    “Mariposeo enguantado”: reframing male sexuality in 1940s Buenos Aires’

  • Humeira Iqtidar (KCL): ‘Diversifying Justice’

  • Constance Akurugu (Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies):
    ‘Writing in the Mother Tongue: Towards Decolonising Knowledge Production in Northern Ghana’

Break: 15 minutes

Stretching Concepts 16:00 - 17:30 BST

Chair: Robin Dunford (University of Brighton)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

Speakers:

  • Maria do Mar Pereira (University of Warwick):
    ‘Disrupting Global Hegemonies or Reinforcing Local Inequalities?: Notes on the Complexities of Decolonising Citation’

  • Asiya Islam (Cambridge University):
    ‘Neither ‘hi-fi’ nor ‘gae-gujre’: Interrogating middleness vis-a-vis class and gender in urban India

  • Abeera Khan (SOAS):
    ‘Queer Secularity: Stretching Queer Studies’

 

Day 2 – Wednesday June 2, 2021 

Embodying Concepts 10:30 - 12:00 BST

Chair: Sara Salem (LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

Speakers:

  • Alyosxa Tudor (SOAS):
    ‘Migratism as epistemological concept’

  • Rosa dos Ventos Heimer (KCL):
    ‘Cuerpo-Territorio as a travelling concept: Decolonising feminist geographies from a Latin American indigenous embodied ontology’

  • Ignacio Espinosa (UIDE):
    ‘The political and pedagogic possibilities of partying and marica night-time spaces: the case of SinVergüenza in Quito-Ecuador’

  • Mahvish Ahmad (LSE):
    ‘Shaoor, Nazriyat and Zameer: Concepts from Sites of Violence in Pakistan’

Lunch break: 60 minutes

Contesting Concepts 13:00 - 14:30 BST

Chair: Anouk Patel-Campillo (LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

Speakers:

  • Sharmila Parmanand (LSE):
    ‘Sex work as "diskarte": Alternative readings of agency in sex work in the Philippines’

  • Ana Gomes and Flávia Pereira (Fortaleza University & Federal University of Ouro Preto):
    ‘Democratize, demercantilise, remediate: the Labour Manifesto in Brazil’

  • Priya Raghavan (University of Sussex):
    ‘Resisting the Binary: Reconciling Victimhood and Agency in Discourses of Sexual Violence’

  • Niharika Pandit (LSE):
    ‘Zulm, halaat and the unalienated politics of everyday living under military occupations’

Break: 30 minutes

Roundtable 15:00 - 16:30 BST

Chair: Nazanin Shahrokni (LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

Speakers: 

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps 16:30 BST

Mary Evans(LSE)
The panel will have live captioning in English and live interpretation in English and Spanish

End: 17:00 BST

 

About the workshop collective 

This workshop brings together scholars working on different forms of world-making across a range of transnational locations, languages and interdisciplinary contexts, many of these outside established, and often well resourced, academic centres and positions. The workshop has no designated 'key' speaker or speakers; which is an implicit recognition of a form of epistemic authority challenged by the workshop.   

The workshop collective is delighted to acknowledge the ideas, energy, and support of so many feminist activists and researchers, including the workshop participants, and all those who sent in abstracts. We especially acknowledge Isabel Medem and her work with LSE Gender alumni in organising translations and the dissemination of the call for papers.  

Workshop collective: Mary Evans, Sumi Madhok, Isabel Medem, Lucia Pedrioli, Kate Steward and Becka White. 

 

Download the Workshop Programme

Read the call for papers

 

 

Register for the workshop

This online public event is free and open to all but registration is required. Click here to register.
For any queries email gender.events@lse.ac.uk

 

Accessibility

Accessibility has been a priority at all stages of planning and thinking through this workshop. Live captions will be provided throughout – except during the speaker presentations, which will be available verbatim beforehand. This will enable visually impaired attendees to use a Screen Reader or Zoom Text, and deaf and hard of hearing attendees to have an accurate text to follow.

Speakers’ texts will also be available on our website. Interpretation to and from Spanish will be available throughout the two days, and there will be Quechua live interpretation during Panel 1. This is to enable one of our speakers to participate fully in all parts of the workshop.

If you are interested in registering and have additional access requirements, please let us know gender.events@lse.ac.uk. We are committed to ensuring this workshop is as accessible as possible and – whilst it is not always possible – we will do our best to accommodate your requests. 

 

Acknowledgement of funding

We would like to thank the LSE for supporting this workshop with Knowledge Exchange and Impact funding and the Department of Gender Studies, thereby recognising the importance of sharing and exchanging knowledge, ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources and locations.