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Critical Pedagogies Group Annual Lecture 2017

What does it mean to decolonise science?

Speaker: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (University of Washington)

Respondent: Eddie Bruce-Jones (School of Law, Birkbeck)

Friday 5 May 2017, 15:00-17:00

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"Decolonisation" has gained entrance into the popular discourse about diversity, academia, and politics. But what does it mean and do we mean it when we say it? In this talk, I will explore this question with a particular focus on making room for Black women and gender minorities to succeed in physics.

About Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical physicist at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is an active researcher at the intersection of physics and astronomy and is PI on a grant to investigate philosophical questions relating to the history of racism and colonialism in science. She holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University (USA) and a PhD from the University of Waterloo (Canada). Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is one of very few Black American women with a PhD in physics.

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The building and room are wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets nearby. If you face other access barriers or require more detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. For more information, contact Jennifer Fraser (j.fraser@westminster.ac.uk)

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