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Decolonizing Sociological Theory and Knowledge

Friday, October 22, 2021

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

9-9:15 Opening words: Jose Itzigsohn (Brown University)

9:15-10:45 The Du Boisian Challenge: Decolonizing sociological theory and the canon

  • Moderator: Patrick Heller (Brown University)

  • Presentation: Michael Burawoy (UC – Berkeley)

  • Discussants: Jordanna Matlon (American University) and Freeden Blume Oeur (Tufts University)

10:45-11:15: Break

11:15 - 12:45: Roads to a Decolonial Sociology

  • Moderator: Nitsan Chorev (Brown University)

  • Presenters: Zophia Edwards (Providence College) | Paget Henry (Brown University) | katrina quisumbing king (Northwestern University)

12:45 - 2:00: A break for lunch (food not provided)

2:00 - 3:30: What is to be done?

  • Brief concluding remarks and questions for the future: Jose Itzigsohn (Brown University)

  • Discussion with all the participants and the public.

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