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Decolonizing research and the academic curriculum from the inside out

University Room: Omid & Gisel Kordestani Rooftop Conference Center (Q-801)
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 18:30

The Department of Psychology, Health and Gender invite you to a discussion lead by Professor Emese Ilyes from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and the Bernstein Institute of Human Rights, NYU. This event will take place on Monday September 25 at 18h30 (Q 801).

Decolonizing research and the academic curriculum from the inside out

How can incarcerated justice advocates work in solidarity with psychology students and academia to decolonize education and imagine new worlds? This discussion will highlight a participatory action research project that is looking at the experiences and highlighting the visions of jailhouse lawyers - that is, individuals who teach themselves law, use it to free themselves and others, and redefine justice and reshape the justice system from within. This conversation will invite us to imagine an academic process that does not reinforce white supremacist structures but instead insists on collective liberation, led by those who are most impacted by oppressive systems.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Medved ( or Friedericke Windel (