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Impressions from the Inter-Disciplinary Conference “Decolonising Political Concepts”

From 19 to 20 September 2019 CISRUL hosted the inter-disciplinary conference “Decolonising Political Concepts” organized by Marie Wuth and Valentin Clavé-Mercier. The conference featured presentations by academics from the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. The topics discussed ranged from knowledge and power to language and resistance, to agency and sexuality. The various regional and disciplinary … Continue reading Impressions from the Inter-Disciplinary Conference “Decolonising Political Concepts”

CfP: Decolonising Political Concepts Conference

Thursday 19th – Friday 20th September 2019 Hosted by theCentre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)University of Aberdeen Deadline for abstracts submission: 6th June 2019 Invited Key Speakers: Julie Cupples (University of Edinburgh), Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (Birkbeck University), Salman Sayyid (University of Leeds) Postcolonial and decolonial thinkers and activists have spent the last … Continue reading CfP: Decolonising Political Concepts Conference

Andrea Teti on Sisi’s power-grab in Egypt

Pakistani TV journalists have interviewed CISRUL staff member Dr Andrea Teti on Sisi's power-grab in Egypt. The interview was featured on Scope, an 'in-depth analysis’ programme on Indus TV, Pakistan’s premier satellite TV channel. Dr Teti argued that the tough choice for stability is to design political and economic systems which include people - instead … Continue reading Andrea Teti on Sisi’s power-grab in Egypt

New CISRUL research fellow: Catherine Whittaker

CISRUL welcomes our newest member, Dr Catherine Whittaker. Catherine is a research fellow on the ESRC-funded CISRUL research project, Activism in Regions of Crime-Related Violence and Institutional Fragility. She is joining the team of nine researchers for the final four months of the project. Her responsibilities include attending project meetings in Mexico, copy-editing publications, anonymizing … Continue reading New CISRUL research fellow: Catherine Whittaker

Workshop and PhD summer school: Conceptualizing “Political”

Workshop, Thursday 13TH – Friday 14TH June 2019PhD Summer School, Saturday 15TH – Sunday 16TH June Hosted by theCentre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)University of Aberdeen The term “political” is generally used as loosely by scholars as by the public. This workshop does not aim to agree on a common definition … Continue reading Workshop and PhD summer school: Conceptualizing “Political”