Science against discrimination?
About science and social change
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What room do universities today allow researchers and students to challenge power and contribute to social change?
On the occasion of Thomas Mathiesen's new autobiography, we invite debate on the work against - and research on - discrimination. Mathiesen describes a long research life as a critic of power and with a belief in a scientific practice with clear political involvement.
Is Mathiesen's idea of a "science from the outside", where academics and civil society work together against social injustice, still relevant?
Researchers with experience from academic and political work against discrimination are invited to the seminar:
- Mona Lilja (professor, Gothenburg) researches, among other things, on democratization processes as well as the relationship between civil resistance and social change. Leads the research group Power, Resistance and Social Change at the University of Gothenburg.
- Leandro Schclarek Mulinari (PhD student, Stockholm) researches on racism and the construction of threat images. Also active in the Antiracist Academy .
- Beatrice Halsaa (professor, Oslo) researches on gender equality, minority issues and social movements. Participates in a project on the future of the Nordic feminists and is editor of Nora - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research .
- Peter Scharff Smith (professor, Oslo) researches, among other things, prisons and the consequences of the punishment for the families of the convicted. Former director of research at the Danish Institute for Human Rights .
- David Rodriguez Goyes (PhD, Oslo / Colombia) researches on biopiracy and environmental crime . Has been a mediator in the peace process in Colombia.
The event is free and open to everyone. Students are encouraged to participate. Welcome to a seminar on the relationship between science and social change.