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International Conference on Epistemic Oppression and Decolonization

The International Conference on Epistemic Oppression and Decolonization organized by Amandine Catala (UQAM)’ Canada Research Chair on Epistemic Injustice and Angency 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 Break
11:25 – 12:15 Abe Tobi (Université de Montréal, CRÉ, CRC-IAE), Towards a Relational Account of Epistemic Agency
Chair: Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien (McGill University, CRÉ, CRC-IAE)
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:05 Cory Aragon (Cal Poly Pomona), Faces of Epistemic Oppression
Chair: Gilles Beauchamp (McGill University, CRC-IAE)
2:05 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:05 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)
3:05 – 3:25 Coffee break
3:25 – 4:15 Tempest Henning (Fisk University), Bad (White) Epistemic Luck
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 Jorge Sanchez Perz (University of Alberta), Mestizaje as a Political Project and the Limits of Latin American Philosophy
Chair: Éliot Litalien (Université de Montréal, CRÉ)
2:05 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:05 Bailey Thomas (Dartmouth College), Conceptualizing Africana Decolonial Epistemologies
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), Epistemic Responsibility for Structural Remedies
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)