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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Program

Race, Power, and Privilege in Academia

Program (download pdf) - updated July 24

 

 

 

Location:
Auditorium, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 3
10117 Berlin

 

Thursday, July 27

10:00-10:30 Arrival & Coffee

10:30-11:00 Opening & Welcome Address

Anne Potjans, Jasper Verlinden, Christine Vogt-William

11:00-13:00 Articulating Race: Racialized Subjects Making Sense of German Society

Chair: Anne Potjans

Simanique Moody, Marny Garcia Mommertz, Ketty Joseph (Leiden University): “Negotiating Unequal Power Structures in Dutch Universities”

Taija Mars Mc Dougall (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster): “Blackened Objectivity – Left Activism and Academia”

Mahmoud Arghavan (München): “The Migrant Scholar of Color as Refugee in the Western Academy”

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:15 The Objectivity Myth in Academic Practice, Part 1

Chair: Selma Siew Li Bidlingmaier

Leila Whitley (Universität Konstanz): “Citational Walls in Border and Migration Scholarship”

Felix Angelo Camufingo (Universität Potsdam): “white Feelings & Black Knowledge – On Racism and Epistemic Violence in Higher Education”

Ewa Adamkiewicz (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz): “I Would Be Careful With That”

16:15-16:45 Coffee Break

16:45-18:45 Roundtable Discussion: Queer of Color Critique

Chair: Jasper Verlinden

Participants: Sandra Chatterjee (Universität Salzburg), Cedric Essi (Universität Bremen), Anja Michaelsen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Zairong Xiang (Universität Potsdam), Layla Zami (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Dance Performance “Killjoy” by Oxana Chi featuring Layla Zami

20:00 Conference Dinner at Otito (Leipziger Str. 30)

 

Friday, July 28

10:00-11:45 Germanness and Citizenship

Chair: Christine Vogt-William

Naima Limdighri (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): “German(s) with Reservations”

Anna Danilina (Max-Planck-Institut Berlin): “Shaping Aryan Race – Continuities of Early 20th Century Racial Embodiment into Contemporary Theory and Historiography”

Matti Traußneck (Philipps-Universität Marburg): “Constellations of Racism and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Germany”

11:45-12:15 Coffee Break

12:15-13:30 The Objectivity Myth in Academic Practice, Part 2

Chair and Panel Commentary: Karin Louise Espejo Hermes

Praveen Sewgobind (Universität Potsdam): “Detroping White Privilege – ‘Diversity’ Politics Beyond the Token Paradigm”

Rahab Njeri (Universität Trier): “Black Female Academic Experience in Germany”

13:30-15:00 Lunch Break

15:00-17:00 Parallel Workshops

POC-Only Networking and Empowerment Workshop

Critical Whiteness Workshop (Eva Boesenberg, Kristina Graaff)

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17.30-19:00 Final Discussion: On Speaking Truth to Power

Anne Potjans, Christine Vogt-William

19:00-19:15 Conference Commentary

Anastasija Ivanova (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jarred Kennedy Loving (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

19:15-19:30 Closing Remarks

 


 

For participation in one of the parallel workshops, please register at racepowerandprivilege@gmail.com.