Other Universals: Thinking about Politics and Aesthetics from Postcolonial Locations is a supra-national project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, convened by the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. The project creates a consortium of scholars across universities in South Africa (UWC, UCT, Witwatersrand, and UJ), Ethiopia (the University of Addis Ababa), the Middle East (American University of Beirut), the Caribbean (University of West Indies: Cave Hill), and West Africa (the University of Ghana-Legon).
Date: December 6th, 2023
5pm – 7pm (SAST)
8am – 10am (PDT)
Professor Jovan Scott Lewis
Professor Jovan Scott Lewis is Associate Professor and Chair of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the political economy of racialized poverty in the Caribbean and the United States through analyses of racial capitalism, underdevelopment, and the responding policies and practices for reparations and repair.
Professor Peter Hudson
Professor Peter Hudson is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (University of Chicago Press, 2017). His essays, reviews, and commentary have appeared in Black Agenda Report, Boston Review, The CLR James Journal, Haiti Liberte, Small Axe, Radical History Review, Race & Class, and other venues.
Dr Natasha Shivji
Dr Natasha Shivji is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She completed her PhD in History at New York University and joined the African Studies Centre and Political Science department at the University of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral fellow. Natasha Shivji established the Institute for Research in Intellectual Histories of Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is currently working on a manuscript on intellectual histories as political discourse in East Africa. Shivji has previously taught at the University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Dodoma in Tanzania.