Epistemologies of the Global South: Contributions to Reconfiguration of African Studies

This course will be given by Prof. Dr. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Epistemologies of the Global South embody knowledges that have been silenced and displaced as a result of the unfolding of Euromodernity, empire and colonialism. These resilient epistemologies of the Global South confront the problem of cognitive injustice, that is, the practice of non-recognition of diverse ways through which diverse people make sense of the world and themselves. Therefore, epistemologies of the Global South are directly linked to struggles for re-existence of those people who were subjected to colonialism/coloniality. These epistemologies of the Global South are resurgent today in the context of exhaustion of what has come to be known as ‘Northern epistemologies’. These seminar series and discussions draw insights from epistemologies of the Global South and test their applicability to reconfiguring African Studies. The preferred mode of this seminar is discussion-based to enable coproduction of knowledge as well as a participatory and reflexive environment, where participants present their own take and critiques.

Find more information about the course details HERE (PDF).

Given the current situation, this course will be given digitally via ZOOM. The course will always take place on Mondays, from 10-12 am.

The number of participants is limited to 20 students. Please enrol in elearning until November 15 (course 50745).