In this episode, Hilary Emmett talks to Alex Rajinder Mason about his chapter, 'Decolonisation and the Desk' from the book The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies that Hilary co-edited. They talk about decolonial approaches to the architecture of educational spaces, the desk as material object of power, and Lauryn Hill's debut album.FURTHER RESOURCES:- Christopher Lloyd and Hilary Emmett (eds.),The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies- Rhodes Must Fall- George Yancy, Look, a White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness - bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom- Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study- Inua Ellams, Barber Shop Chronicles- Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill EPISODE NOTES:Alex Rajinder Mason (he/him) is an early career researcher who explores the relationship between race, higher education and architecture, through the lens of literature, film and other cultural media. He is committed to anti-racist praxis and currently project manages the University of Sheffield's new Centre for Equity & Inclusion, which works with postgraduate researchers, academics, racial justice organisations, artists and community groups to address institutional racism within and beyond the University. Alex regularly writes book reviews and contributes to the literary magazine Bad Form Review.Hilary Emmett (she/her) Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of East Anglia where she specialises in transnational literary studies. She is the author of essays on a range of topics in comparative Australian and American studies. She is also the co-editor (with Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro) of The Oxford Handbook to Charles Brockden Brown.Podcast recorded using Zencastr.Music by Rayen © Hear more via Spotify or Instagram.Edited by Chris Lloyd.
Diversifying and Decolonising the University: Episode 4, 'Decolonisation and the Desk'