September 12, 2016
Afield co-directors Kai Wood Mah and Patrick Lynn Rivers will make a presentation titled "Le campus urbain comme un espace postcolonial" as part of an international symposium in Montréal on September 30, 2016. The presentation and symposium constitute part of a larger project funded by the Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH). The larger project constitutes part of the planning process for a new Université de Montréal campus in the Outremont and Park Extension neighborhoods of the city. Other invited speakers come from France, Lebanon, the United States as well as Canada.
The Afield paper itself is used to wrangle with the "urban campus" and higher education within the context of globalization. More specifically, the paper is used to consider what the globalization of higher education means for postcolonial subjects who find themselves in some way a part of or proximate to an urban campus.
French and English abstracts of the paper can be found here.