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Oct 3
13:00 - 14:00
Respecting Difference: Towards a critical pedagogy for social justice educators in post-race times
CSHE Seminar Series

Presented by Professor Heidi Safia Mirza UCL Institute of Education, University of London & Goldsmith College

In my talk I will draw on black feminist and critical race perspectives to explore the ways in which professional educators can engage in 'embodied' work that enables them to begin the process of 'decolonising' their places of teaching and learning. In the context of the significant numbers of  Muslim, Black and Asian students who are now entering  European education systems, I unpack the ways in which 'just being there' can create unsettling spaces of contestation in our still overwhelmingly white institutions. Drawing on my research on the pedagogic practices of teacher educators and their dilemmas of teaching race, faith and culture, I explore the difficult concept of 'spaces of safety' which offers us the radical possibility of transcending the 'stuck' institutional discourses of 'diversity' and racial equality which dominates our educational landscapes in so called 'post –race times'.


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UELT Seminar Room,
UELT Building,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


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Contact: Debbie Hayward
T: 01227 824170
Centre for the Study of Higher Education


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