"Decolonization and Feminisms" Digital Winter school

Overview

  • Examine theoretical approaches of current feminist theories focusing on postcolonical/decolonial thought
  • Learn about colonial structures and how they are embedded in political and social structures
  • Learn about experiences and perceptions of modernity and how they are shaped by colonial heredities
  • Develop and reflect on your critical thinking skills and analytical competencies
  • Discuss and map out transformative interventions
  • Apply theories to contemporary contexts (exhibition centre/urban space of Frankfurt/discourse on Covid 19)
  • Enhance your intercultural awareness, team and organisation skills
  • Six week-non intensive and flexible online programme
  • Free of charge
  • Focus on international collaborative online learning in teams
  • Upon successful completion, 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points will be awarded

Detailed Description

Decolonising knowledges, cultures and policies, socialities and practices, decolonising power relations in general is an urgent concern of global justice. Feminisms around the world emphasize that these are crucial political and epistemic questions. A critical reflection upon processes of ‘othering’ and disappropriation seeks to understand how coloniality is embedded in political and social structures and how experiences and perceptions of modernity are shaped by colonial heredities. Raising awareness for exclusionary practices includes self-reflection within emancipatory movements. Bearing this in mind decolonial feminist theory analyses unequal, intersecting power relations and brings forward solidarities and policies to overcome these inequalities.

This six week non-intensive and flexible online programme for students with previous knowledge in Gender Studies provides insight into theoretical approaches of current feminist theory focusing on postcolonial/decolonial thought. Critical thinking and analytical competencies will be developed and reflected, transformative interventions discussed and mapped. New knowledge and insights will be generated by applying theory to the contexts of an educational centre, the urban space of Frankfurt and the current discourse on Covid 19. The course is composed of synchronous and asynchronous learning units and an emphasis will be placed on international collaborative online learning in teams. Students will work and learn with different media like videos, blogs and online presentations. Besides gaining new topical knowledge and experiences, students will enhance their intercultural awareness, team and organisation skills as well as their critical and innovative thinking.

Application

Requirements:  Advanced Bachelor and Master students with previous knowledge in Gender Studies

To apply now send an email to: summerschoolem.uni-frankfurtde including a letter of motivation, your CV, a transcript of records and a current confirmation of enrollment in one PDF file. Application deadline is 15 October 2020.

 Please also visit our website for more details about the digital winter school.

Wann:

01. November 2020 – 15. Dezember 2020

Wo:

Online