Inaugural Round Table: In Search of Epistemic Justice

Victoria Zurita's picture
January 20, 2022
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, African History / Studies

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the inaugural event of our international online seminar: In Search of Epistemic Justice: A Tentative Cartography. In Search of Epistemic Justice aims to explore epistemic inequality in a variety of cultural, historical, and geopolitical contexts, as well as within the academy.

For our first event, we will host a round table with four scholars: Emmalon Davis (Philosophy, University of Michigan), Revathi Krishnaswamy (English, San José State University), Marília Librandi (Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton), Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Sociology, University of Coimbra). Starting off from a set of pre-circulated questions, Davis, Krishnaswamy, Librandi, and de Sousa Santos will discuss how they understand epistemic justice, what role the concept (or its alternatives) plays in their research, what the obstacles to cognitive equality are in their disciplines, and the implications of epistemic justice outside the academy.

This is a dynamic and interactive event. We invite all participants to come with questions and ideas and to give voice to their engagement with these issues as we converse with our speakers.

The event will take place online on January 20, from 4 to 5:30 pm UTC (8 am West Coast Time;11 am East Coast Time; 6 pm South Africa Standard Time, Midnight; Jan 21, Beijing Time).

If you wish to attend, please register here.

You can direct any questions to our email address

We are also linking a CFA with the seminar’s description and information on how to join our group.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you.

Chen Bar-Itzhak (Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University)

Micol Bez (Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Northwestern, ENS, Institut Jean-Nicod)

Angelo Vannini (Romance Languages, University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis)

Victoria Zurita (Comparative Literature, Stanford).