Worlding the University: Area-Based Knowledge

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Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies

170 St. George Street, 1st floor, Room 100

Worlding is a tri-campus initiative being developed by University Professor Tania Li of Anthropology, Professor Kevin Lewis O’Neill of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, and Professor Katharine Rankin of Geography. Its mission is to rethink the parameters for generating knowledge about different corners of our globally connected but deeply heterogeneous world. The need to rethink follows from the collapse of north/south, east/west, developing/developed binaries, from deepening inequalities both within and between regions, and from demands for decolonial modes of scholarship. The aspiration is to build on the interdisciplinarity and the commitment to deep study of particular regions associated with “area studies” while fostering synergies across area boundaries and forging new research agendas.

Worlding started the 2019-20 academic year with two lively and well-attended events. Please join us for the next one on Area-Based Knowledge on Thursday, January 30 from 2-3:30pm in the Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100. Organized by Kevin Lewis O’Neill, Professor and Director of CDTS, the roundtable will include the following speakers:

  • Takashi Fujitani, Dr. David Chu Professor and Director in Asia Pacific Studies
  • Tim Harrison, Professor, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Bhavani Raman, Professor, UTSC Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute

There will be time for questions from the audience. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

For further information, contact the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at 416 946 8464.


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