International Conference on Epistemic Oppression and Decolonization @ Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM
May 29 – May 31 all-day
International Conference on Epistemic Oppression and Decolonization @ Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM

The International Conference on Epistemic Oppression and Decolonization will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on May 29-31, 2024.

With keynotes from:

**The conference is free and open to all and it is possible to attend online via livestream on May 29-31 (no registration required) or in person at UQAM (registration required by May 8).

DAY 1 – 29 May 2024

10:00 – 11:15 (Keynote) Gaile Pohlhaus (Miami University, Ohio), Epistemic Pressure and Intersectional Interdependence
Chair: Kristin Voigt (McGill University, CRÉ)
11:15 – 11:25 Pause
11:25 – 12:15 Briana Toole (Claremont MacKenna College), Standpoint Epistemology: Social or Applied?
Chair: Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien (McGill University, CRÉ, CRC-IAE)
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:05 Abe Tobi (Université de Montréal, CRÉ, CRC-IAE), Towards a Relational Account of Epistemic Agency
Chair: Éliot Litalien (Université de Montréal, CRÉ)
2:05 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:05 Cory Aragon (Cal Poly Pomona), Faces of Epistemic Oppression
Chair: Gilles Beauchamp (McGill University, CRC-IAE)
3:05 – 3:25 Coffee break
3:25 – 4:15 Bailey Thomas (Dartmouth College), Conceptualizing Africana Decolonial Epistemologies
Chair: Michelle Martineau (Université de Montréal, CRIDAQ)
4:15 – 4:25 Break
4:25 – 5:15 Karen Jones (University of Melbourne), Defund the Police: How to Identify and Undermine Common Strategies for White Policing of the Borders of Philosophy
Chair: Muhammad Velji (Wesleyan University)

DAY 2 – 30 May 2024

10:00 – 11:15 )Keynote) José Medina (Northwestern University), Epistemic Border-Crossing: Polyphonic Decolonial Resistance and Collective Epistemic Self-Empowerment
Chair: Yann Allard-Tremblay (McGill University, CRÉ, GRIPP)
11:15 – 11:25 Break
11:25 – 12:15 Emma Velez (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Latinx Decolonial Feminisms & Epistemologies Hecho a Mano
Chair: Mirjiam Fines-Neuschild (Université de Montréal, CERC, CRC-IAE)
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:05 Eric Bayruns García (McMaster University), Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation, History of Racial Injustice and Hermeneutical Injustice
Chair: Nick Clanchy (McGill University, CRÉ, CRC-IAE)
2:05 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:05 Tempest Henning (Fisk University), Bad (White) Epistemic Luck
Chair: Leena Abdelrahim (University of Toronto)
3:05 – 3:25 Coffee break
3:25 – 4:15 Fiona Jenkins (Australian National University), Acknowledgment of Country and the Staging of History: Can Practices of Acknowledgment
Alleviate Colonial Epistemic Oppression?
Chair: Dominique Leydet (UQAM, CRIDAQ, GRIPP)
4:15 – 4:25 Break
4:25 – 5:15 Rebecca Tsosie (University of Arizona), Non-Ideal Theory and Reparative Justice: The Logic of “Indigenous Rights”
Chair: Karine Millaire (Université de Montréal)

DAY 3 – 31 May 2024

10:00 – 10:50 Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg), Decolonial Epistemic-Authority Reparations
Chair: Ryoa Chung (Université de Montréal, CRÉ, GRIPP)
10:50 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:50 Magali Bessone (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), Specters of Haiti: Epistemic Reparations in a Postcolonial Context
Chair: Cheldy Belkhodja (Concordia University, CRIDAQ)
11:50 – 12:50 Lunch
12:50 – 1:40 Naïma Hamrouni (UQTR, CREF, CRÉ, CRIDAQ), The Importance of Colonial Memory in the Conceptualization of Structural Injustices
Chair: Amin Perez (UQAM, CRIDAQ)
1:40 – 1:50 Break
1:50 – 2:40 Seunghyun Song (Tilburg University), Denialism, Doxastic Wronging and Apology
Chair: Marie-Pier Lemay (Carleton University)
2:40 – 3:00 Coffee break
3:00 – 3:50 Désirée Lim (Penn State University), Decolonization, Museums, and the Right to Be Unknown
Chair: Soufia Galand (Université de Sherbrooke, CRC-IAE)
3:50 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:15 (Keynote) Linda Alcoff (CUNY), Imperial Museums and the Claim to Universal Knowledge
Chair: Phoebe Friesen (McGill University, CRÉ)

This conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the following sponsors::
– Chaire de recherche du Canada sur l’injustice et l’agentivité épistémiques/Canada Research Chair on Epistemic Injustice and Agency (CRC-IAE)
– Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ)
– Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ)
– Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique (GRIPP)
– Canadian Journal of Philosophy (CJP)
– Faculté des sciences humaines, UQAM
– Département de philosophie, UQAM
– Chaire de recherche du Canada en éthique féministe (CREF)

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