Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop - Higher education and societal transformation: Decolonisation and racial equality
This is a Researcher Links international workshop funded by the British Council. The workshop will be coordinated by Professor Shirley Anne Tate (CRED) and Professor Breitner Taveres (University of Brasilia and Post-doctoral Fellow in CRED in 2018). It will take place at the University of Brasilia from 3rd - 5th June 2019.
The workshops are interactive, enabling Early Career Researchers to work together, building their capacity and encouraging them to collaborate with one another as well as with experienced researchers. They are not intended as conferences.
Workshops are coordinated by two leading researchers1, one from each country, and focus on either a specific research area or an interdisciplinary theme, as defined in the grant application.
The workshop will include Early Career Researchers (ECRs) (17 per country) and established researchers from Brazil and the UK (3 per country). The definition of ECR includes doctoral candidates, immediately post-doctoral and those who are within 10 years of PhD/ EdD completion.
The workshop will contribute to the collation of cross-national data on racial equality interventions within universities, share knowledge on decolonization efforts and establish new strategies within universities for building non-violence, security and a peaceful, diverse, civil society. It is is timely as Brazil discusses new directions for democracy and political participation amidst protests about increasing violence and suppression.
Professor Tate is a former academic at Leeds Beckett University.
As a Cultural Sociologist, Professor Tate is a qualitative researcher interested in intersectional thinking. In her writing, research and teaching she draws on Black feminist, gender, critical ‘race’, queer, post colonial and Caribbean decolonial theory within her overall focus on Black Atlantic diaspora studies and emerging identifications.