Reading Group

a reading group for Whose Crisis? Whose University?

We will host a reading group leading up to the conference, “Whose Crisis? Whose University? Abolitionist Study in and beyond Global Higher Education.”

For our first meeting of the reading group on 9/18 at 3:00pm-4:30pm, we will discuss the text, “Abolitionist University Studies: An Invitation” as well as several brief responses to this invitation.

Our second meeting will be on Wed., 10/2 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm (EST). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join, regardless of whether you attended the first one. For this second meeting, we’ll continue talking about our invitation and responses to it (four so far) as well as an article by Premesh Lalu, “What Is the University For?”. Lalu’s article engages perspectives from the Global South — focusing on the post-apartheid university in South Africa and asking the question, “After apartheid, that is, after what some call racism’s last word, how does the university institutionalized by the operation of apartheid reason imagine itself as being in and of the world?” (Also, please note that we are still excited to accept more responses to our invitation, so we hope you’ll consider writing one.)


You can RSVP for the reading group on Facebook here (though this is not required for participation).

The reading group will take place at:
Social Movements Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute
Smith Warehouse, Bay 5, Duke University
114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC

For Parking and Accessibility info, see: https://fhi.duke.edu/contact-us