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6 March 2023
15:15 - 16:45
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Seminar: Jamila Mascat – What’s to be repaired? Towards a theory of postcolonial justice

 Title: What’s to be repaired? Towards a theory of postcolonial justice


Abstract: Can history be retroactively repaired? Might our postcolonial present do justice to the colonial crimes of the past? In the last few years claims for reparations have gained prominence in public debates about racial justice all over the world. This paper will engage with recent scholarship on reparations to address the question of whether and how postcolonial societies can be repaired. The paper will also outline a concept of postcolonial justice qua reparative justice and will argue that postcolonial critique is a reparative strategy par excellence.


Bio: Jamila M. H. Mascat is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Graduate Gender Programme and a research affiliate at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University.   She is also the coordinator of the MA Gender Studies.  Her transdisciplinary research works across the fields of Political Philosophy (German Idealism and Marxism in particular), Postcolonial Studies, Feminist Theories, and Critical Race Theories. Her current research interests focus, on the one hand,  on theories of partisanship and political engagement and, on the other hand, on theories of postcolonial justice and postcolonial reparations.


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