Politics of Knowledge: weaving stories of dehumanization, erasure and resistance in the highlands of Chiapas

Organisation
International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Friday, 13 Sep 2019, 16:00

End date

Friday, 13 Sep 2019, 18:00

Room
Aula B
Location
International Institute of Social Studies
Spoken Language
English
Paulina (Sat) Trejo Mendez

On 13 September 2019, Paulina (Sat) Trejo Mendez will defend her PhD thesis on 'Politics of Knowledge: weaving stories of dehumanization, erasure and resistance in the highlands of Chiapas'.

This public defence will be broadcast live via ISS Livestream

In her dissertation, Paulina Trejo Mendez explores the politics of knowledge in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico from a decolonial framework. 

She builds bridges amongst different feminist theories – from black feminism, post-development to coloniality of gender. Her research contributes to newly emerging methodologies and research practices that seek to decolonize academia through sentipensar (sensingthinking), encounters and weaving as methodological tools that challenge traditional forms of knowledge production in development studies. It also aims to bring the issues of body and gender violence into the on-going critical analysis of modernity/coloniality by feminist, decolonial and post development scholars.

Doctoral board

Chair

Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisor

Professor Wendy Harcourt

Co-supervisor

Dr Rosalba Icaza Garza

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Dr Sara Motta, University of Newcastle, Australia

Professor Andrea Cornwall, SOAS University of London

Professor Aram Ziai, University of Kassel, Germany

Professor Marianne Maeckelbergh, Leiden University

Professor Willem Schinkel

More information

The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the Aula during the first part of the ceremony.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Atrium of the ISS.

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.