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The Anti-Racism Steering Group in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London warmly invites you to participate in the upcoming Decolonising Knowledge Production in Global Health & Social Medicine Symposium. The symposium aims to bring into conversation diverse decolonising efforts and learn from these ongoing initiatives. We hope to explore the limits of our research methodologies, curriculum design, and pedagogic conventions, and learn about traditions of academic thought and research practices from different parts of the world.
There are three central themes which we hope will guide the Symposium:
- Decolonising our Curriculum
- Decolonising Research Methodologies and Practices
- Decolonising our Pedagogy and Teaching Practices
A panel of guest speakers will introduce the decolonising curriculum and research methodology initiatives with examples from the global North and South universities.
10:00- 10:15 Welcome from the organisers
10:15-11:00 Johannah Keikelame (Presentation title: ‘Digging into issues of power, trust, respect, and culture and how they can inform a decolonizing research process’- A critical reflection from fieldwork).
11:15-12:00 Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda (Presentation title: TBC)
12:45-13:30 Hári Sewell (Presentation title: Whiteness Centred By Design: Accountability, Methods and Collective Action in Decolonizing Education).
13:45-14:30 Marlon Moncrieffe (Presentation title: Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge through evidenced-informed research and the production of teacher CPD materials
14:30-15:15 Plenary discussion
About the speakers
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda: is a Zimbabwean human rights lawyer with extensive experience in conflict resolution and mediation. For over two decades, Nyaradzayi has worked to advance women and children's human rights with a particular focus in conflict regions addressing violence against women, and reproductive rights among others. Over the years, Nyaradzayi has severed as the general secretary for World YWCA, worked with UNICEF and UNIFEM for about seven years and various other government and non-government institutions.
Johannah Keikelame: Johannah is a qualitative researcher with special interest in conversations on decolonising research methodologies especially on conducting research among the marginalized and vulnerable population groups. She obtained her PhD in Psychology from Stellenbosch University, in Cape Town, South Africa. Her qualitative doctoral research project explored perspectives and subjective experiences of people with epilepsy and their carers in a Black urban township in Cape Town. Her doctoral manuscript style- thesis has seven co-authored published peer reviewed articles in local and international journals. After completing her PhD, she obtained a Consolidoc Award from the Stellenbosch University Research, Innovation, and Postgraduate studies and was admitted for the post-doctoral research fellow position in the Department of Psychology. At the end of her fellowship, she successfully published her most interesting papers on decolonizing research methods in accredited peer reviewed international journals - Global Health Action and the International Journal of Social Research Methodology. She was also invited by Dr Isabelle Uny and Dr Rachel O’Donnell of Stirling University to give a virtual presentation in their SGSS summer school session on ‘decolonising Qualitative research Methods” in June 2021.
Hári Sewell: Hári Sewell is the founder and Director of HS Consultancy and a leader in social justice and equality. He has held senior roles in the health sector such as executive director of health and social care in the NHS. He has authored many books on equality and social justice, including “working with ethnicity: Race and Culture in mental health”.
Marlon Moncrieffe: Dr Moncrieffe is a principal lecturer and social sciences and humanities researcher at Brighton University. He is an experienced speaker and writer in decolonising curriculum and knowledge production in higher education. His research uses narratives and biographical approaches to explore the themes of decolonisation in academia and sportsmanship and bring to light the structures shaping curriculum design and its impact on equality.
This event is hybrid
It will take place in person at King's Waterloo Campus, room WBW G/552.
You can join the event online via Teams.
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