Lecture: Gloria Wekker: White Innocence in the Dutch Academy, 29.11.2015, Vienna

Referat Genderforschung der Universität Wien, Instituts für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien und Netzwerks für Frauenförderung der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Zeit: 29.11.2015, 19.00 Uhr
Ort: Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien
Gloria Wekker about her forthcoming talk: In my talk, I will focus on „White Innocence“ (Wekker 2016) in the Dutch university. In line with this dominant Dutch sense of self, our universities are characterized by the centrality of a (mostly) silent, but self-flattering conception of whiteness.
The dominance of whiteness is evident both in terms of the demographics among professors and, to a lesser extent, among students and staff, but also and importantly in terms of the content of education. „Show me your curriculum, and I will tell you who is in power“: a quip borrowed from South African educator Professor Jonathan Jansen, that is unfortunately equally applicable in many European academies. Read more … (Web)