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Peace and conflict studies is a burgeoning field. Yet, it still needs to tackle the legacies of colonialism and its hierarchies; the historical trajectories of conflicts and their embeddedness in global entanglements. In the six episodes of the podcast, we question dominant narratives in dialogue with a diversity of voices within and beyond academia and critically engage with theories and research practices. Join us in our journey of confronting hierarchies.

Confronting Hierarchies: A Podcast on Decoloniality, Peace, and Conflict Arnold Bergstraesser Institute / Postcolonial Hierarchies Project

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Peace and conflict studies is a burgeoning field. Yet, it still needs to tackle the legacies of colonialism and its hierarchies; the historical trajectories of conflicts and their embeddedness in global entanglements. In the six episodes of the podcast, we question dominant narratives in dialogue with a diversity of voices within and beyond academia and critically engage with theories and research practices. Join us in our journey of confronting hierarchies.

    Episode 1 (Part 2) – Coloniality, Peace & Conflict – An introduction with Susanne Buckley Zistel and Siddharth Tripathi

    Episode 1 (Part 2) – Coloniality, Peace & Conflict – An introduction with Susanne Buckley Zistel and Siddharth Tripathi

    In Episode 1 Part 2 we discuss the Postcolonial Hierarchies Competence Network (which this podcast is a part of)  and the network’s project of confronting coloniality/modernity dynamics in peace and conflict studies with....

    Siddharth Tripathi - Senior Research Fellow at University of Erfurt. As part of his research at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Berlin and Brussels. He edited the Rowman and Littlefield Handbook on Peace and Conflict Studies: Perspectives from the Global South (s) which is a collaborative endeavour of scholars from the Global North and the Global South

    ...and Susanne Buckley-Zistel - Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Executive Director of the Center for Conflict Studies at the Philipps University Marburg. Her main interests lie in (transitional) justice, memory, gender, space and post-colonialism.



    Links:

    Achille Mbembe in Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive https://wiser.wits.ac.za/system/files/Achille%20Mbembe%20-%20Decolonizing%20Knowledge%20and%20the%20Question%20of%20the%20Archive.pdf 

    Agenda of Peace by Boutros Boutros Ghali (1992) as the foundation of the understanding of liberal peace (and development etc.)

    An agenda for peace : (un.org)

    Johan Galtung’s concepts of structural, cultural, and direct violence

    Short video of Johann Galtung explaining his concepts of violence - YouTube

    Stuart Hall: West/Rest-Dichotomy

    https://globalsocialtheory.org/thinkers/hall-stuart/

    Stuart Hall (1992): The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power

    hal1995-westa (wordpress.com)

    Edward W. Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Homi Bhaba as scholars of Postcolonialism Postcolonialism – GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY

    World Systems and Dependency Theory

    Development theory - Dependency, World Systems, Theories | Britannica Money

    Aníbal Quijano, Maria Lugones and Walter D. Mignolo as scholars of Decoloniality

    Decoloniality – GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY

    Gurminder Bhambra (2011) (Gurminder K Bhambra – Gurminder K Bhambra (gkbhambra.net)) on postcolonial and decolonial dialogues Full article: Postcolonial and decolonial dialogues (tandfonline.com)

    “Theory is always for someone and for some purpose” - Robert W. Cox: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/03058298810100020501 

    “Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation (Transitional Justice)” (2019) 

    https://transitionaljusticehub.org/glhimages/content/Interministerial-Strategy.pdf 

    Prof. Cori Wielenga from university of Pretoria who is working on an archive by female mediators

    Prof Cori Wielenga | University of Pretoria (up.ac.za)

    Paulo Freire on everybody’s responsibility to create a more just world

    Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Zinn Education Project (zinnedproject.org)

    Paulo Freire (1970), Pedagogy of the Oppressed 

    [Paulo_Freire]_Pedagogy_of_the_Oppressed(BookFi.org).pdf (amu.edu.et)

    Paulo Freire (1992), Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

    Paulo Freire · Pedagogy of Hope · Pedagogy for Change (pedagogy4change.org)+

    Gloria Anzaldúa as a theorist of hope

    ANZALDÚA, Gloria E. – GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY



    The episode was moderated by Abdul Karim Ibrahim  from the institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

    We also want to thank our team behind the scenes for the collaboration and contributions. We want to thank Abdul Karim Ibrahim for the introduction to this episode, Aurelio Cossar for the illustration of the cover and Harry and Tom Parfitt for the Jingle. It was inspired by Sheriff Ghale’s piece called “Nni Yeli”. 

    For the preparation and recording of the podcast, we want to thank Miriam Bartelmann and Harry Parfitt. Furthermore we want to express our gratitude for the assistance on this podcast to Nora Wolf.

    The equipment was provided by the media center of the University library in Freiburg, while Florian Laurösch from Radio Dreyeckland postproduced the podcast - thank you for

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    Episode 1 (Part 1) – Coloniality, Peace & Conflict – An introduction with Manuela Boatca

    Episode 1 (Part 1) – Coloniality, Peace & Conflict – An introduction with Manuela Boatca

    In Episode 1, part 1 of our podcast, we focus on coloniality and knowledge production with Manuela Boatca - Professor of Sociology and Head of the Global Studies Programme at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Manuela has published widely on world-systems analysis, decolonial perspectives on global inequalities, gender and citizenship in modernity/coloniality, and the geopolitics of knowledge in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Her co-authored book, with Anca Parvulescu, titled “Creolizing the Modern. Transylvania Across Empires” was published last year. It has received different international awards and will be available not only in English, but soon also in German, and Romanian.



    Links:

    Marx & Engels (1848): Manifesto of the Communist Party

    Communist Manifesto - Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (rosalux.de)

    Migration, slavery and colonialism as the underside of modernity – Enrique Dussel (1998): The Underside of Modernity

    332.2002_ingl.pdf (enriquedussel.com)



    Credits:

    The episode was moderated by Abdul Karim Ibrahim  from the institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

    We also want to thank our team behind the scenes for the collaboration and contributions. We want to thank Abdul Karim Ibrahim for the introduction to this episode, Aurelio Cossar for the illustration of the cover and Harry and Tom Parfitt for the Jingle. It was inspired by Sheriff Ghale’s piece called “Nni Yeli”. 

    For the preparation and recording of the podcast, we want to thank Miriam Bartelmann and Harry Parfitt. Furthermore we want to express our gratitude for the assistance on this podcast to Nora Wolf.

    The equipment was provided by the media center of the University library in Freiburg, while Florian Laurösch from Radio Dreyeckland postproduced the podcast - thank you for the help and collaboration.

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    Why coloniality? Plural approaches to big buzzwords

    Why coloniality? Plural approaches to big buzzwords

    The guests for this episode were Layla Brown & Filiberto Penados.



    Bios.:
    Layla D. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology & Africana Studies and affiliate faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Layla’s research focuses on Pan-African, Socialist, and Feminist social movements in Venezuela, the US, and the broader African Diaspora. She is working on completing her first book manuscript entitled An Anthropology of Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century, an ethnographic exploration of the rise of Pan-African/Feminist activism and social movements in Venezuela and the United States.  Layla is also the co-host of a new podcast, “Life. Study. Revolution.” with Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly.


    Dr. Filiberto Penados is a Co-Founder of CELA Belize and a Maya scholar whose work focuses on indigenous education and development. Dr. Penados has a long history of engaged scholarship with indigenous and local communities in Belize and a wealth of experience leveraging this involvement to create unique learning experiences.

    Dr Penados has served as a professor at the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, Galen University, and the University of Belize. He teaches courses on Sustainable Development, Natural Resource Management, and Education, and related fields. He also loves to play the guitar.


    Links:

    Postcolonialism as desire, anticolonial as struggle, decolonial as just fancy words – Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui:  CUSICANQUI, Silvia Rivera – GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY

     

    Decoloniality: coloniality and modernity as two sides of the same coin: See e.g. Walter Mignolo: MIGNOLO, Walter – GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY

     

    Filliberto Penado’s interview on Belizean TV: Belize National Indigenous Council – Maya in South Belize – YouTube

     

    Juliet Hooker on racism and indigeneity: Juliet Hooker: “The closer you are to being indigenous, to being black, the lower you are in the racial hierarchy” – Nicaraguan Perspectives (nicaperspectives.org)

     

    Lebohang Pheko on Feminist Economics: Lebohang Pheko: Feminist economics is everything. The revolution is now! | TED Talk

     

    An interview with Robin D.G. Kelley on universities: The Meaning of African American Studies | The New Yorker

     

    Fernando Sarango on pluriversities: Prof. Dr. Fernando Sarango Macas — Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies – FRIAS (uni-freiburg.de)


    Credits

    The episode was moderated by Abdul Karim Ibrahim  from the institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

    We also want to thank our team behind the scenes for the collaboration and contributions. We want to thank Abdul Karim Ibrahim for the introduction to this episode, Aurelio Cossar for the illustration of the cover and Harry and Tom Parfitt for the Jingle. It was inspired by Sheriff Ghale’s piece called “Nni Yeli”. 

    For the preparation and recording of the podcast, we want to thank Rebecca Schmidt, Kristine Dünkelsbühler and Miriam Bartelmann. Furthermore we want to express our gratitude for the assistance on this podcast to Adrién Francoise and Johanna Unewisse.

    The equipment was provided by the media center of the University library in Freiburg, who also postproduced the podcast – thank you for the help and collaboration.





     

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