Archived News 2018

Coloniality | Deep Relation

Cancelled: Workshop, Tuesday 6 March 2018

Professor Robbie Shilliam

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

4.30pm - 6.00pm
Bennett Link Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre

How might anti-colonial connections exceed the strictures of colonial rule? This workshop explores how peoples and places may relate otherwise to the binary of absence or subjection demanded by colonial logics.

Robbie is a Professor in International Relations at QMUL. He co-convenes the British International Studies Association’s Colonial/Postcolonial/Decolonial working group and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Transnational Decolonial Institute. The Black Pacific: Anticolonial Struggles and Oceanic Connections was published by Bloomsbury Academic Press in 2015.

Berivan Esen awarded Zonta International, Amelia Earhart Fellowship for 2018-2019

Berivan Esen, a second year CENTA PhD student in Physical Geography has been awarded the prestigious Zonta International, Amelia Earhart Fellowship for 2018-2019.

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship of $10,000 USD is awarded to “Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering”.

Berivan is investigating the influence of mineralogy on the detection of organic matter and chemical signatures of life on Mars. She is supervised by Dr Andrew Carr (Physical Geography), Dr Arnoud Boom (Physical Geography) and Dr Ian Hutchinson (Space Research Centre).

More information about the Amelia Earhart Fellowship

The anti-gentrification posters sweeping through our cities

Professor Loretta Lees was interviewed by The Independent newspaper for an article regarding a wave of gentrification slogans cropping up in areas such as Bristol, Peckham and Frome.

Last summer, stickers and posters began to appear on the walls of Bristol. In a gnomic parody of Trump’s “Make America Great Again“ they read “Make Bristol S**t Again”, and were plastered over the city’s gentrifying high-tide areas, such as Stokes Croft and St Pauls.

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