Critical Global Studies Virtual Workshop 2021

In a series of virtual workshops in March-April 2021, we will host conversations between the contributing authors of the forthcoming edited collection Critical Global Studies Beyond Eurocentrism (tentative title).

Our goal is to continue productive dialogue among authors whose topics intersect or complement each other, while also fostering coherence for the collection as a whole. Each author will participate in two small-group sessions and the final all-inclusive conference session scheduled for April 16. Please see the detailed schedule below. The essay drafts and feedback documents for each session are available on this password-protected page (accessible only to the workshop participants).

About Critical Global Studies Beyond Eurocentrism:

A rich corpus of paradigm-changing data, with potential to deepen understanding of global problems, has been languishing without attention from Global Studies scholars across the disciplines. To some degree this neglect is understandable, given the sustained collaboration required to assess the data. Yet the neglect also reflects persisting investments in Eurocentric narratives about global formations and histories.   

Comprising approximately twenty original essays, this publication will provide researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences with both the vision and the tools they need for developing this more trenchant, transformative Global Studies. In addition to re-assessing the formations of complex states, economies, and cultures over two millenia, the collection considers the implications of these histories for the present. As part of this commitment, it foregrounds understudied aspects of global history, especially two dimensions: sexuality and gender; and African political economy.

Workshop Schedule 

(Please note: Laura Doyle and Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji will serve as responders for all of the sessions.)

March 19, 10 am – 12 noon

Patricia A. McAnanyThomas Leatherman
Rachel Ama Asaa EngmannDoug Smit
Julia Suárez-KrabbeSimon Gikandi

March 19, 2 – 4 pm

Thomas Leatherman & Doug SmitPatricia A. McAnany
Yaari Felber-SeligmanSiba Grovogui
Akin OgundiranOusseina D. Alidou
Simon Gikandi

March 20, 10 am – 12 noon

Hayrettin YücesoyJohan Mathew
Malissa TaylorShahram Azhar
Mehtap Ozdemir

March 26, 10 am – 12 noon

Siba GrovoguiJulia Suárez-Krabbe
Ousseina D. AlidouMalcolm Sen
Simon Gikandi

March 26, 2 – 4 pm

Simon GikandiRachel Ama Asaa Engmann
Maghan KeitaAkin Ogundiran
Annette Damayanti Lienau

March 27, 10 am – 12 noon

Jane Hwang DegenhardtBen Tran
Asha NadkarniDorothy C. Wong
Malcolm SenMaryam Fatima

March 27, 1 – 3 pm

Revathi KrishnaswamyJane Hwang Degenhardt
Ben TranAsha Nadkarni
Dorothy C. WongGrace A. Musila

April 2, 10 am – 12 pm

Maryam FatimaMehtap Ozdemir
Grace A. MusilaSimon Gikandi
Hayrettin Yücesoy

April 2, 2 – 4 pm

Johan MathewRevathi Krishnaswamy
Shahram AzharMaghan Keita
Malissa Taylor
Yaari Felber-Seligman

April 14, 12 noon – 1 pm

Laura DoyleBen Tran
Grace A. Musila

Closing Session (for all participants): April 16, 12 noon – 2 pm 

Simon Gikandi
Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji
Laura Doyle