Talking Difference Interviews | Conceptualising Difference
As part of the conference ‘Conceptualizing Difference‘ (April 2021), CISRUL hosted a series of interviews with keynote speakers Jane Anna Gordon, Lewis R. Gordon, Sabine Hark, Gurpreet Mahajan and Anya Topolski. They engaged in conversation with CISRUL staff, and questions from the audience, discussing their ongoing work and approach to ‘difference’. The recordings are available below.
Episode 5: Talking Difference with Sabine Hark
The fifth and final session of the Talking Difference series will feature Sabine Hark, professor for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the Technical University of Berlin and the director of the ZIFG, the Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies. She will discuss her take on difference and her aptly titled book The Future of Difference: Beyond the Toxic Entanglement of Racism, Sexism and Feminism (2020) with Aberdonian professor of Education Pamela Abbott.
Episode 4: Talking Difference with Anya Topolski
On February 5th we welcomed Anya Topolski, professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen to our fourth Talking Difference interview session. University of Aberdeen philosophy professor Beth Lord will inquire into Topolski’s understanding of difference, followed by questions from the audience.
Episode 3: Talking Difference with Jane Gordon
In our third interview session, Jane Anna Gordon, professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut with affiliations in Philosophy, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, will discuss her approach to ‘difference’. She will be interviewed by Nadia Kiwan, professor in French Studies at the University of Aberdeen, followed by questions from the audience.
Episode 2: Talking Difference with Gurpreet Mahajan
In our second session on September 1st, Gurpreet Mahajan, professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Jawaharlal Nehru University talked to University of Aberdeen anthropologist Trevor Stack and law professor Tamas Gyorfi about ‘difference’.
See the recording below.
Episode 1: Talking Difference with Lewis R. Gordon
On June 10th, keynote speaker Lewis Gordon, professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, shared his take on ‘difference’ with Ritu Vij, professor in International Political Economy at the University of Aberdeen.
See the recording of the event below.
“This has been a masterclass in how to begin to think about conceptualizing ‘difference’ differently. In the span of two hours, you’ve walked us through the limits of liberal abstractions, post-modern, post-structural intertextualities, the limits of Afropessimist thought, post-colonial and de-colonial negations, insufficient to the task. And I think what you’ve left us with is a lot to think about.”– Ritu Vij