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Decolonizing Leiden University? A Panel Discussion

14/05/2019 @ 17:00 - 19:00

This Tuesday, 14 May, SSEA Com is hosting a panel discussion on the theme of Decolonizing Leiden university from 17.15 (there is a lecture before us) in Wijnhaven 2.01.

As Leiden celebrates its 444th year, it’s time to address its relation with colonialism, how this history affects Leiden’s curriculum, and perceptions of itself. This panel will address Leiden university more broadly, BAIS and questions like, why are subaltern, eg. Indonesian, narratives rarely heard?

Following the pannel discussion there will be an audience Q&A session – so bring your thoughts!

Our moderator – Maria Gabriela Palacio Ludeña – BAIS lecturer, with a focus on political economy and Latin American studies.

A small introduction to the panel discussion guests:

Simanique Moody – BAIS lecturer who specializes in language contact in North America and language and identity in the African diaspora.

Sanne Ravensbergen – Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute for History, Leiden University. She teaches and designs courses on the history of Dutch empire, criminal law in colonial Indonesia, and currently contested issues in the Netherlands related to its colonial past.

Tamara Soukotta – BAIS tutor for Foundations of Political Economy, International Relations, Cultural Studies and Sociolinguistics. Working with modernity/coloniality/decoloniality and other ways of knowing.

Jochem van den Boogert – Tutor and LIAS lecturer in culture: South and Southeast Asia; and Nation, Community, Self.

Can’t wait to see all of you there!

– The South and Southeast Asia Committee ✨


17:00 - 19:00
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Wijnhaven Campus – Room 2.01
Turfmarkt 99
Den Haag, Netherlands 2511DP