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