Is the University Colonial?: Critical Conversations on Its Past, Present & Future

In this three-part series, the University of Connecticut's Office of Global Affairs and University of Nottingham’s Institute for Policy and Engagement will be hosting three online panel discussions, each with a focus on decolonizing education. Speakers will examine the role that universities have had in cultivating racism and (settler) colonialism, the present challenges they face in disbanding unequal and oppressive narratives, as well as the future opportunities to contribute meaningfully to an anti-racist and anti-colonial agenda.

Is the University Colonial?: Critical Conversations on Its Future

Monday, February 15, 2021
12:00 p.m. EST (UConn) / 5:00 p.m. GMT (Nottingham)

Registration link forthcoming.
This virtual event is free and open to the public.

This final session will consider the future with experts debating the possible role of a university in cultivating inequalities. The panelists will each have 10 minutes to provide remarks, followed by 45 minute Q&A discussion. Additional information about speakers is forthcoming.

Join the conversation on twitter @UConnGlobal and @UoN_Institute use #decolonizingtheuniversity / #decolonisingtheuniversity.

In preparation for the discussion, we invite attendees to review the videos, articles, podcasts, books, and websites listed under the Resources tab.


 Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson, MBE
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
University of Nottingham

Twitter: @misssdjohnson

University of Nottingham

Session Chair

Saran Stewart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs

Director of Global Education, Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut

Twitter: @Seven2333

Profile - Hannah Robbins

Hannah Robbins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Popular Music, Faculty of Arts

University of Nottingham

Twitter: @drhannahrobbins

University of Connecticut