We are excited to welcome some of the leading voices in their field as keynote speakers to Aberdeen!

Lewis R. Gordon

Lewis Gordon | Photo: Simeon Mark Cofie
Lewis Gordon | Photo: Simeon Mark Cofie

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.

Lewis R. 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.

Jane Anna Gordon

Jane Anna Gordon
Jane Anna Gordon

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, with affiliations in Philosophy, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Jane Anna Gordon works on modern and contemporary political theory, Africana political thought, theories of enslavement, political theories of education, methodologies in the social sciences, and political theory in film and literature.

Sabine Hark

Sabine Hark | Photo: www.stephan-roehl.de
Sabine Hark | Photo: stephan-roehl.de

Professor of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin and the director of the ZIFG, the Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies

Sabine Hark works on identity, the intersection of sexism and racism, queer theory and feminist epistemology. She also writes for German newspapers including Die Zeit and sits on the editorial board of feministische studien. Her recent publications include Unterscheiden und Herrschen (2017). the English version will be published with Verso as The Future of Difference in January 2021.

Gurpreet Mahajan

Gurpreet Mahajan at the European University Institute
Gurpreet Mahajan at the European University Institute

Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy of Social Sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Gurpreet Mahajan‘s research interests include hermeneutics, democratic theory and multiculturalism.

Anya Topolski

Anya Topolski | Photo: Duncan de Fey
Anya Topolski | Photo: Duncan de Fey

Assistant Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen

Anya Topolski focuses on European identity and exclusion, racism, antisemitism and islamophobia, Jewish thought, and ‘Judeo-Christianity’.