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Decolonising the Curriculum in HE- Visiting Speaker Series

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Open to the Public. This event will be held over Zoom. Zoom details will be emailed to all registered attendees the day before the event.

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Please join us for a talk by Dr Jason Arday, Durham University, UK.

Still a lot to do: Disrupting Racism in the Academy

The Academy still remains a site for systemic and institutional racism. Disrupting these inequitable cultures requires a state of continual vigilance. This talk focuses on the continued work needed to disrupt and dismantle racially inequitable structures within the Academy.

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Dr Jason Arday is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology and the Deputy Executive Dean for People and Culture in the Faculty of Social Science and Health. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, an Adjunct Professor at Nelson Mandela University in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank. Jason is also a Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel and is a School Governor at Shaftesbury Park Primary School in London.

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13:00 Welcome by Chair, Dr Andrea English

13:05 Talk by Dr Arday

13:45 Discussion

14:15 Close

About this series

This series is sponsored by The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain; University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education and Sport, Race Equality Subgroup; and The Centre for Education on Racial Equality in Scotland.

The series will run from January – June 2021.

Other Talks in the Series:

21 January 2021 - Dr Foluke Adebisi , University of Bristol, UK.

4 March 2021 - Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal (Distinguished lecture)

30 April 2021 - Rowena Anthea Azada-Palacios, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and University College London, UK (Special Talk for School Teachers on Decolonising the Curriculum in Schools)

22 April 2021 - Dr Dominic Griffiths, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

3 June 2021 - Professor Farid Panjwani, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

10 June 2021 - Professor Penny Enslin, University of Glasgow, UK

Any questions about this event, please contact the series organiser:

Dr Andrea English , Andrea.English@ed.ac.uk

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