Annual Lecture: Sylvia Tamale: Re-Routing Knowledge Production in Africa: In Search of Our Roots

Date/Time: 24 August 2022, 16:00-17:30
Venue: University Aula and Zoom

Prof. Sylvia Tamale (Makerere University) is a leading African feminist lawyer, sociologist and human rights activist. She has won prizes and awards for defending human rights of marginalised groups such as women, sex workers, homosexuals and refugees. Her research interests include gender, law & sexuality, feminist jurisprudence and women in politics. In 2004, Prof. Tamale became the first female dean of Makerere University Law School. She has been a visiting professor at the African Gender Institute of the University of Cape Town and a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin. Prof. Tamale has served on the boards of the Uganda HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, and the International Council on Human Rights Policy.


ROUNDTABLE: Decolonizing Global Knowledge Regimes

Taking Prof. Sylvia Tamale’s lecture as a point of departure, the panel will discuss what it means to re-route knowledge production and decolonize knowledge regimes. What will it take to decolonise academia – and do we risk losing anything of value as a consequence? 

Participants: Andrea Kronstad Felde (Department of Government, UiB), Roberto Gargarella (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Jayna Kothari (Centre for Policy Research), Satang Nabaneh (University of Dayton)    
Moderator: Wesley Maraire (University of Cape Town/LawTransform)

The Annual Lecture is sponsored by the University of Bergen Strategic Research Area Global Challenges.