Teaching Feminism, Anti-Racism and Decoloniality in Austria
On May 28, 2019, took place the Workshop "Teaching Feminism, Anti-Racism and Decoloniality in Austria" at the Department of African Studies of the University of Vienna. maiz and das kollektiv were represented by Gergana Mineva and Rubia Salgado, who shared discussion with Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Asma Aiad, Erzsébet Barát, Esther Waithera Kieberger, Miša Krenčeyová, and Martina Kopf.
In Austria, feminist initatives that link with anti-racist pedagogies and with pedagogies of solidarity across global divides, differences of class, sexual orientation and religious belief are often located outside the institutions of (higher) education. By bringing Chandra Talpade Mohanty into dialogue with feminist scholars, students, activists and artists, this workshop offered a space for reflecting on the plurality, challenges and theoretical implications of decolonial and anti-racist feminist engagements in Austria. It aimed at inciting exchange of knowledge and experience, engaging in a broader vision of emancipation and social transformation and strengthening the academia-practice nexus.