2nd South-South Dialogues: Coloniality, Race, and Indigenous Epistemologies

29 November 2017

The University of Queensland is hosting the 2nd South-South Dialogues: Coloniality, Race, and Indigenous Epistemologies Conference.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, intellectuals and researchers who are actively engaged in developing critical thinking situated in the Global South.

Keynote speaker and current head of Murdoch University’s Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Mr Braden Hill addressed the delegates on day 1 of the 2 day event at UQ's Art Museum.

Mr Hill is a Nyungar (Wardandi) man from the south-west of Western Australia.

Having previously worked as a secondary teacher and academic he is now leading the University’s efforts to increase the participation and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in higher education. 

Mr Hill was valedictorian of his graduating year and winner of the NAIDOC Indigenous Youth of the Year for his commitment to education. His research interests relate to Indigenous education, identity politics, queer identities in education and transformative learning.

Another keynote speaker is Professor Reinaldo Matias Fleuri.

Mr Fleuri is Doctor of Education (1988) and permanent Professor at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Sciences of the Federal University of Santa Catarina. In 2012-2016 he acted as Professor senior national visitor (CAPES) at the Federal Institute of Santa Catarina and he is a member of the Paulo Freire Institute.

In present date, he is an Honorary Professor at the School of Education at The University of Queensland.  
            
The 2nd South – South Dialogues: Coloniality, Race, and Indigenous Epistemologies is supported by the UQ Spanish & Latin American Studies Program (School of Languages & Cultures), the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit (ATSIS), and the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement). 

Keynote speaker Braden Hill at UQ's Art Museum

 

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