The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at the Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany will be hosting Prof André Keet, Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Nelson Mandela University. He will deliver a keynote in the GCSC Lecture Series entitled “Racism’s Knowledge/Culture – Is a Critical Decolonial Project Possible?”. The lecture will take place on 2 July 2019 and forms part of the diverse set of research interests pursued within the GCSC.


Prof Keet indicated that he is looking forward to this visit, highlighting that racism within the academy tends to reproduce racialised outcomes of university education: “Knowledge belongs to racism, and this proprietary relationship exercises steering power over cultural meaning-making process”. The GCSC has specified that the lecture series is open to anyone interested in attending it and the purpose behind this initiative is to position an interdisciplinary spectrum of listeners.

On 3 July 2019, Prof Keet will also teach a master class on “The Phantasmagoria: ‘Double Critique’ and the Renewal of Human Rights”. This session will explore the legitimation and discursive arrangement of inequality and rights violations through the prevailing discourses on human rights, democracy and transformative constitutionalism.

Kindly click on the relevant link below for more information on these lectures.

Keynote: http://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/gcsc/gcsc/events/semesteroverview/Summer%20Term%202019/keynote-lectures/Andre-Keet-Racisms-Knowledge

Master Class: http://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/gcsc/gcsc/events/semesteroverview/Summer%20Term%202019/master-classes/mc-andre-keet

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Ms Deronique Hoshe
Research Assistant