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A panel discussion with Professor Manuela Boatcă, (University of Freiburg), Professor Hugo Cardoso (University of Lisbon) and Professor Ananya Kabir (King’s College London).

Moderated by Dr Rosa Beunel (King’s College London).

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Panel details:

  • Manuela Boatcă is Professor of Sociology and Head of School of the Global Studies Programme at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She has published widely on world-systems analysis, decolonial perspectives on global inequalities, gender and citizenship in modernity/coloniality, and the geopolitics of knowledge in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, including, most recently, the multiple prize-winning book co-authored with Anca Parvulescu, Creolizing the Modern. Transylvania Across Empires (Cornell UP 2022).
  • Hugo Cardoso is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), having previously worked in Macau, Hong Kong and Coimbra. He is a researcher of language contact, particularly that involving Portuguese, with a special focus on the Creole languages of South Asia (India and Sri Lanka), combining a synchronic (descriptive) perspective with an interest in the history of these languages and comparative approaches.
  • Ananya Jahanara Kabir FBA is Professor of English Literature at King’s College London. Her research spans creolisation across the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, critical philology, and the relationship between literary texts, embodied cultural expressions, and memory work. She is currently writing the book, Alegropolitics: Creolising Connection on the AfroModern Dance Floor, arising from her ERC Advanced Grant-funded project ‘Modern Moves’ (2013-2018). In 2024, she is a Faculty Fellow at the Global Cultures Institute at King’s, where she is developing her new project, ‘Fort Creole’.

At this event

Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir

Professor of English Literature

Event details

Council Room
Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS