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Audre Lorde Guest Professorship Winter Semester 2021/2022

In the winter semester 2021/2022, Maisha M. Auma critically examined issues around diversity in research institutions, inclusion, and intersectionality and from transnational perspectives in the framework of the lecture series “Intersectional Diversity Studies. Critical Diversity and Gender Studies in the 21st Century”. In addition, she offered a LabMeeting/Colloquium in a block format. This includes examining how marginalized groups who have little social power participate in the decolonization of white and Western-centered knowledge structures, or how skills in critical diversity enable new didactic framework conditions in teaching at university and school level. The event is organized in cooperation with the Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE).

Program of the lecture series “Intersectional Diversity Studies. Critical Diversity and Gender Studies in the 21st Century”

In addition, Maisha M. Auma offers a LabMeeting/Colloquium in a block format. The LabMeeting sessions take place virtually. In cooperation with the AG Kritische Perspektiven (Critical Perspectives Working Group) of DiGENet, Zentrum für Inklusionsforschung (Center for Inclusion Research) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZfIB), and the Federal Conference of Women's and Equal Opportunity Commissioners at Universities e.V. (BuKoF), three focal points will be worked on in internal and public workshops: a critical examination of the term diversity, a critical examination and mapping of diversity surveys and surveys on experiences of discrimination at German polytechnics and universities that have already been conducted and are in the planning stage, and diversity and teacher training in the Berlin area in cooperation with DiGENet's subject didactics Network. The four public sessions have been convened to discuss and further develop the work process, including goals and preliminary findings, with the interested (expert) public. The LabMeeting/Colloquium is open to master's degree students with advanced knowledge of gender and diversity studies.