Amkpa, Awam

Amkpa, Awam

Speaker

Awam Amkpa is Dean of Arts and Humanities, NYUAD and Global Network Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU New York.

Arondekar, Anjali

Arondekar, Anjali

Speaker

Anjali Arondekar is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies and founding Co-Director of the Center for South Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo

Artist

Carolina Caycedo is a multidisciplinary artist known for her performances, videos, artist’s books, sculptures and installations that examine environmental and social issues. Her work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory, as a fundamental element for non-repetition of violence against human and non-human entities.

Davis, Muriam

Davis, Muriam

Speaker

Muriam Haleh Davis is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Fouad Makki

Fouad Makki

Speaker

Fouad Makki is Director of the Polson Institute for Global Development (2019–present) and Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. He is also a founding board member of Cornell’s Institute for Comparative Modernities.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Speaker

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is a Professor at Columbia University whose core interest is humanities for social justice. She has taught globally and held permanent posts in several US universities, including at Iowa, Texas-Austin, Emory and Pittsburgh.

Handal, Nathalie

Handal, Nathalie

Speaker

Poet and writer, Nathalie Handal is a Visiting Associate Professor of Practice in Literature and Creative Writing at NYU Abu Dhabi. Her poetry draws on her experiences of dislocation, home, travel and exile.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Speaker

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a scholar of racial inequality in public policy making and the various ways that Black communities have challenged or resisted these constraints.

Mignolo, Walter

Mignolo, Walter

Speaker

Walter D. Mignolo’s research focuses on exposing modernity/coloniality as a machine that generates and maintains un-justices (injustices?) and on exploring decolonial ways of delinking from the modernity/coloniality.

Niang, Amy

Niang, Amy

Speaker

Amy Niang is Associate Professor of Political Science at The Africa Institute, Sharjah. Her research interests are broadly centred around the history of state formation and sovereignty, Africa’s international relations and the history of geopolitics.

Noura Erakat

Noura Erakat

Speaker

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice. Her research interests include human rights and humanitarian, refugee and national security law and critical race theory.

Tina Campt

Tina Campt

Speaker

Tina Campt is Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media. She is a black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art.

Yengde, Suraj

Yengde, Suraj

Speaker, Art Professional

Suraj Yengde is a research associate at the Department of African and African American Studies in Harvard University.