Feb 23 | Reading Group and Conversation with Lesley Green

Reading Group and Conversation with Lesley Green

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

10:30 – 12:30

Oakes College Mural Room

The Science & Justice Research Center will host a reading group and conversation with Lesley Green with the theme of the post-colonial challenge to environmentalism, specifically marine knowledge between coastal communities and scientists, issues of urban baboon management, and the relations between plants, people and health. The focus of our discussion is to draw from these articles in order to reflect on science studies in contemporary South Africa, current struggles to decolonize South Africa’s universities, and the challenges and possibilities for transdisciplinary knowledge collaborations in contested ecologies in the global South.

Lesley Green is an Associate Professor in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town, and director of the graduate research center called Environmental Humanities South.

Readings can be found at the following links:

  1. The Changing of the Gods of Reason: Cecil John Rhodes, Karoo Fracking, and the Decolonizing of the Anthropocene
  2. Contested Ecologies: Dialogues in the South on Nature and Knowledge
  3. Fisheries science, Parliament and fishers׳ knowledge in South Africa: An attempt at scholarly diplomacy
  4. Plants, People and Health: Three disciplines at work in Namaqualand
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