Participation both depends on and produces agency. Therefore, it is always embedded in power structures and power remains unequally distributed. Though empires are long gone, neocolonial structures of domination continue to exploit the so-called Global South, to privilege Eurocentric knowledge traditions over non-Eurocentric knowledge, and to exclude racialized subjects or people and communities from erstwhile colonized countries from power positions. For decades, postcolonial subjects have worked against imperial forms of oppression.

The postgraduate conference “Participation in Postcolonial Wor(l)ds”, organized by Christina Slopek and Miriam Hinz, takes place in Düsseldorf from September 29 to October 1, 2022.

If you are interested in participating, please send us an abstract not exceeding 250 words for a 20-minute presentation along with a short bio of up to 150 words in one PDF file.

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2022.