Epistemic Justice and the Postcolonial University

Edited by Amrita Pande, Ruchi Chaturvedi and Shari Daya, Epistemic Justice and the Postcolonial University, addresses urgent current debates on decolonisation by offering reimagined teaching and learning interventions for obtaining greater epistemic justice in the contemporary postcolonial university.

At a time when debates on decolonisation have gained urgency in academic, civic and public spaces, this interdisciplinary collection by authors based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, serves as a valuable archive documenting and reflecting on a turbulent period in South African higher education. It is an important resource for academics looking to grasp debates on decoloniality both in South Africa, and in university and teaching spaces further afield. Calling for concerted and collaborative work towards greater epistemic justice across diverse disciplines, the book, published by Wits University Press puts forward a new vision of the postcolonial university as one that enables excellent teaching and learning, undertaken in a spirit of critical consciousness and reciprocity.

ACC’s Rike Sitas contributed two chapters to the volume: Publics, Politics, Place and Pedagogy in Urban Studies and Imagining Southern Cities: Reflections on an Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Space, co-authored with Shari Daya.