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Race Matters: Research Questions in International Relations
The Einaudi Center’s global racial justice research team presents the inaugural session of Race Matters, a new webinar series that fosters in-depth conversations on colonial questions and racial justice across international relations.

This panel brings together global experts for a candid appraisal of disciplinary instruments (methods, archives, concepts, ontologies, and epistemologies) and institutions (practices of knowledge production and incorporation as policy). The debate centers the question: How effectively do our tools for producing and shaping knowledge and policy serve the cause of advancing racial equality and justice globally?

Some of the panelists critique methods and lines of inquiries in scholarship on race and racism. Others presume an insurgency by self-determining political communities—including in the academy­—against colonizing institutional practices and in favor of the expansion of archives and imaginaries.

This conversation represents an initial framing of questions and critiques that will continue in four additional Race Matters panels through the fall 2021 semester. Read more about the series below.

Moderator: Siba Grovogui, Africana Studies, Cornell University


Daniel Bendix, Franziska Müller, and Aram Ziai, coeditors of Beyond the Master’s Tools? Decolonizing Knowledge Orders, Research Methods, and Teaching (2020)
Mustapha K. Pasha, Meera Sabaratnam, and Robbie Shilliam, series editors of Kilombo: International Relations and Colonial Questions
Discussants: Oumar Ba, Political Science, Morehouse College; Sarah Then Bergh, Africana Studies PhD candidate, Cornell University


Race Matters: A webinar series sponsored by Cornell’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Department of Government, and Africana Studies and Research Center

May 20, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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