INGENIO will participate in the Semana de la Ciencia y la Tecnología 2020 with a seminar about decoloniality


Carmen Martínez Vargas, postdoctoral researcher of the University of Free State (South Africa) will hold a virtual seminar about decolonialism next Thursday, 12th of November at 12:00. This event, organized by INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), is part of the Semana de la Ciencia y la Tecnología 2020 organized by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

The seminar, entitled: "Decoloniality, Decolonisation and Southern Perspectives: a brief overview", aims to present what are the past and present consequences of colonial power over knowledges and cultures represented by ‘the other’ and how this has been interpreted and used by different scholars in the North and South. Doing so, will present different currents of thought, understanding their struggles and their different theoretical positionalities towards overcoming their marginalisation such as the African and the Latin-American communities and their Diasporas.

The main goal of the seminar, that will be displayed through the platform Zoom, is to provide a better understanding of the different terminology used in the field of decoloniality with a global perspective of different streams, their aims and views.

Carmen Martínez is currently working at the SARCHI Chair’s Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme at the University of the Free State, South Africa, as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Her research interest is the problematises the intersection of decoloniality and social justice in the context of human development using participatory research. Her forthcoming monograph is titled "Democratising Participatory Research: Pathways to Social Justice from the Global South".

The Semana de la Ciencia y la Tecnología is organized since 2001 by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científica (CSIC). Since first edition, every year more Research Centers join this initiative. A perfect opportunity to dissert the science and the research through workshops, expositions, guided visits, scientiffic coffes, debates or conferences organized with the aim that the population know the main interest and research lines of the Reasearch Centers.

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