As you know, we had to postpone this year’s CISRUL conference and summer school on Conceptualizing “Difference”. We now hope to hold it in April 2021.

In the meantime, we are pleased to invite you to join us for a series of online interviews Talking Difference. Our keynotes will engage in live online conversation with CISRUL colleagues, followed by questions from the audience. These sessions will take place over the next months, starting in June and picking up again after the summer holidays.

Lewis Gordon
Lewis Gordon | © Simeon Mark Cofie

We invite you all to the first interview Talking Difference with Lewis Gordon on Wednesday 10th June at 3 pm, via Zoom.

We will be joined by keynote Lewis Gordon, professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Honorary President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies, and Honorary Professor in the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. Gordon has written extensively on race and racism, postcolonial phenomenology, aesthetics, Africana and black existentialism, and the works of W.E.B. DuBois and Frantz Fanon. His books include What Fanon Said, Geopolitics and Decolonization, and the forthcoming Fear of Black Consciousness.

Lewis Gordon will share his take on ‘difference’ with Ritu Vij, professor in international political economy at the University of Aberdeen. The second half of the session will consist of questions from the audience. We hope to see many of you there!


If you are not a member of CISRUL, or a participant to the conference, but would like to attend the session, please send an email to sophie.lauwers@abdn.ac.uk to request the Zoom link.

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