Københavns Universitet
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Time to Fire the Sociological Canon? Sociology and the Coloniality of Knowledge

Foredrag — Join us for this highly anticipated public lecture by Assoc. Prof. Ali Meghji (University of Cambridge) on decolonizing sociology.


Date & Time:

Building 35, Auditorium 35.01.06
The Faculty of Social Sciences (CSS)
Gammeltoftsgade 15
1353 København K

Hosted by:
Department of Sociology



In this public lecture, Ali will begin by examining how sociology became entangled with colonial ways of thinking and knowing. He will then trace how sociology has maintained its commitment to this coloniality of knowledge into the present day, and conclude by arguing for a sociology which stresses temporal, conceptual, and spatial links, advocating for a pluriversal sociology.

Ali Meghji is an Associate Professor in Social Inequalities at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. He is the chair of ‘Decolonizing Sociology @ Cambridge’ and the editor-in-chief of Sociology Compass. To date he is the author of Decolonizing Sociology and The Racialized Social System: Critical Race Theory as Social Theory published by Polity Press. His next book Race, Decoloniality and World Crises will be published by Temple University Press.