Worlding the University: Area-Based Knowledge

When and Where

Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street


Takashi Fujitani, Dr. David Chu


Join us for the next Worlding event on Area-Based Knowledge, organized by Professor Kevin O'Neill.

Takashi Fujitani, Dr. David Chu Professor and Director in Asia Pacific Studies

Tim Harrison, Professor, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations

Bhavani Raman, Professor, UTSC Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute

Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can gauge refreshments:

Worlding is a tri-campus initiative being developed by University Professor Tania Li of Anthropology, Professor Kevin Lewis O’Neill of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, and Professor Katharine Rankin of Geography. Its mission is to rethink the parameters for generating knowledge about different corners of our globally connected but deeply heterogeneous world. The need to rethink follows from the collapse of north/south, east/west, developing/developed binaries, from deepening inequalities both within and between regions, and from demands for decolonial modes of scholarship. The aspiration is to build on the interdisciplinarity and the commitment to deep study of particular regions associated with “area studies” while fostering synergies across area boundaries and forging new research agendas.