Decolonising Families and Relationships
Over the academic year for 2020/21, the Families and Relationships Study Group held a series of webinars aiming to to advance and embed efforts to decolonise scholarship in this global area of sociology.
Three Webinar Events were held (details below). Moving forward, we aim to create a resource for group members informed by these discussions. If you would like to be involved or have any ideas, please do get in touch!
Webinar 1: Held on 26 November 2020
Keynote: Prof Vrushali Patil (Florida International University, Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, USA). Vrushali draws on the intersections of gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and historical sociology. For more information on Vrushali's work, please click here
Prof Allen Kim (International Christian University, Japan), "Out-Whiting the Whites"
Dr Mona Röhm (University of Salzburg, Austria), "Intimacies beyond Europe"
Dr Shannon Kuriakose Philip (University of Cambridge, UK), "Queering the ‘Indian Family
The video from webinar 1 can be found here
Webinar 2: Held on 24 March 2021
Webinar 3: held on 18 June 2021 (12.30-2pm, BST) featured papers on
Jo Britton (University of Sheffield) 'Muslim Families, Relationships and Personal Life'
Hannah Jones (University of Warwick) 'Belonging and ownership: ‘family’ as a stand-in for ‘race’ in settler-colonial identity claim'
Fallon Tiffany Cabral (University of Berlin) 'Bad Brown Auntie* Intersectional Family* Research Manifesto*'
The video from Webinar 3 is available here.