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EDIble Others. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Neoliberal University

Feb 17, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Unfortunately, the lecture is cancelled. We will try to find a new date.

Lecture Series „Critical Diversity and Gender Studies in the 21st Century“

As part of the "Audre Lorde-BUA-Guest Professorship for Intersectional Diversity Studies" of the Diversity and Gender Equality Network DiGENet, the educationalist and gender researcher Professor Maisha M. Auma will critically examine topics around diversity in academic institutions, inclusion and intersectionality from transnational perspectives this winter semester.

EDIble Others. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Neoliberal University. Clickbaiting diversity in today’s university
Prof. Sirma Bilge
Chair: Prof. Maisha M. Auma

In cooperation with the Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE)


This lecture weaves together strands of scholarly work on neoliberal university, affect, and diversity governmentality to think through a specific process of interpellation. It seeks to understand how the newest playing field of the neoliberal diversity complex, namely EDI/DEI portfolio, hails us as “persons of diversity” and succeeds to recruit some of us as players. It asks, what does it mean to engage in EDI enterprise within university at this historical moment? In what ways EDI rhetorics, procedures, and protocols articulate to neoliberal university’s ongoing ingestion of difference and neutralizing of dissent?