This is the fourth session of the ACES online lecture series Decolonising Europe in International Politics. The fourth session is the special book edition of the online series. We speak with Sara Salem about her new book “Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt: The Politics of Hegemony”. The book analyses the afterlives of Egypt’s moment of decolonisation through an imagined conversation between Gramsci and Fanon around questions of anticolonialism, resistance, revolution and liberation.
|Date||8 July 2020|
|Time||15:00 - 16:00|
Sara Salem is Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and r an editor at the journals Sociological Review and Historical Materialism. Her work explores the connections between postcolonial theory and Marxism, with special attention to the context of Egypt and the period of decolonisation in the mid-twentieth century.
What is Europe’s place in the world in 2020? Both societal and academic debates have brought up this question. Increasingly, scholars have turned to decolonial studies to rethink Europe’s place and to answer this important question. The call for decolonisation has opened up diverse reactions and debates from different disciplines. This online series provides an opportunity for engaging with different scholars and academic debates in decolonialism, and to reflect and learn more about a variety of approaches and topics. During the online seminars we will address questions such as: What does ‘decolonising Europe’ mean? Why and how did the decolonialising research agenda emerge? What new research avenues do decolonial approaches bring? In what ways does decolonial thinking make visible academic and societal issues and topics that have not received adequate attention so far? How can we work with decolonial methodologies and theories in our daily research activities?
The series will cover interventions by academics from different institutions around the world to critically engage with our understanding of Europe, for example in international relations, political sociology and political economy. The series will give the audience the opportunity to ask questions to established scholars in this field, explore decolonial literature and research, and to reflect on the broader societal and political stakes of rethinking Europe’s place in the world.
Series conveners: Beste İşleyen and Tasniem Anwar
The first part of the series consists of five session: four panels and one book launch. These sessions will have broader topics and are designed to set the stage for the second part of the series. The second part will start in September with lectures, panels and book launches.
The sessions will be published on YouTube.
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