Researching Diversity: A Feminist Decolonial Approach
From Monday 22nd until Friday 26th of March 2021, Radboud University organised an Anti-Racism Awareness Week. During this week, Radboud Gender & Diversity Studies invited dr. Rosalba Icaza to present Researching Diversity: A Feminist Decolonial Approach.
In this presentation, dr. Icaza will shared the results of the research that she, as Senior Researcher of the University of Amsterdam Diversity Commission, conducted in 2016. The committee argued for a university that strives toward equal opportunities for all, where people are free from discrimination and feel that they belong. But even more important than diversity of people, Icaza will argue for diversity in knowledge (epistemic diversity), which refers to the challenge to broaden academic traditions and mainstream canons. She would like to have academics work towards curricula that are not centred solely on Europe and the US, and have them adopt other (academic) perspectives and approaches to teaching and learning. For this to happen, the academic community needs to be aware of how academic knowledge is influenced by its historical conditions.
A recording of dr. Icaza's presentation can be found here