RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

The research colloquium “Reversing the Gaze” is an interdisciplinary forum to reflect on methodological, conceptual and theoretical issues related to knowledge production in Area Studies and comparative social sciences.


  • Research Colloquium, Spring Semester 2022: “Working with the state”

    In this semester, the colloquium will focus on the ways in which academic and non-academic interpretations of the concept of ‘the state’ vary in different contexts. Drawing from case studies of the research project “Reversing the Gaze” as well as guest talks, the sessions will shed light on research endeavors involving the travel and translation of concepts across different regions, disciplines and research foci.


    program

    Mon 14.03.2022, 12:30-14:00
    Is the state an ideological power?
    Tebuho Winnie Kanyimba & Matthias Maurer Rueda (Centre for African Studies Basel/Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel)


    Mon 28.03.2022, 12:30-14:00
    The Postcolonial African State in Transition
    Lerato Posholi (Institute of European Global Studies, University of Basel)


    Mon 11.04.2022, 12:30-14:00
    Retribalization and the State in Switzerland
    Tebuho Winnie Kanyimba & Matthias Maurer Rueda (Centre for African Studies Basel/Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel)


    Mon 25.04.2022, 12:30-14:00
    A Colonial History of Pensions: The East India Company and One Genesis for the Welfare State
    Geeta Patel (Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures/Women, Gender & Sexuality, University of Virginia)


    Mon 09.05.2022, 12:30-14:00
    The State, Infrastructure, and Populism
    Stephan Hochleithner (Department of Geography, University of Zurich)


    Mon 23.05.2022, 12:30-14:00
    Review session
    Stephan Hochleithner (Department of Geography, University of Zurich)


    The colloquium takes place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please register via email to: rtg@unibas.ch.


    PhD candidates and advanced MA students can earn credits (3 ECTS credit points). In order to do so, participants should write a report on one of the sessions.

    PhD candidates and students at the University of Basel can register for the course via MOnA (course no. 64025-01).

    PhD candidates and students at other Swiss universities can register via the University of Basel Student Administration Office.