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Diversity, Racism and the Broken Promise of Inclusion in German Higher Education

04.11.2021 | 16:00 - 18:00

Keynote: Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths, University of London): Space Invaders: Race, Gender and Bodies Out of Place (ENG)

In recent years diversity politics has become one of the core elements of organizational development within German Higher Education. German universities present themselves as cosmopolitan and liberal-minded spaces that embrace diversity. Diversity is publicly heralded as a strategic resource for innovation and academic achievement. However, the German higher education context presents particularities that shape its diversity strategies and politics.

This series of events aims at contributing to the debates around racism and diversity in German Higher Education from a variety of perspectives that include the possibilities and limits of intersectional data collection for making exclusion mechanisms visible; the relationship between the non-inclusive vision of excellence and diversity; the saliency of selected elements of internationalization in relation to diversity and the possibilities that the classroom might be a learning space as well as a safe space and a space of resistance.

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04.11.2021 | 16:00 - 18:00

Online via Cisco WebEx