Research in Progress Talk: On the Ruins of Epistemicide: Decolonising International Solidarity through Blackness

  • Olivia Rutazibwa (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

Rutazibwa investigates the epistemic implications of taking decoloniality seriously in the study of international interventions. Which research agenda would emerge if we were to de-centre the European experience? The study turns to epistemic Blackness, i.e. taking insights and experiences of peoples of African descent as the starting point from which to theorise and conceptualise solidarity. The methodological insights of decoloniality are engaged in a conversation with empirical (field)research in three sites of ‘Blackness’: (1) Autonomous recovery in Somaliland; (2) Black Power thought and practices; (3) Agaciro (‘dignity’), a home-grown state-building philosophy and public policy in post-genocide Rwanda.
Period2 Apr 2019
Held atMcMaster University, Canada, Ontario
Degree of RecognitionInternational