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On the Need to Decolonize Knowledge on Roma Women

Femist Café with Lilian Robinson Visiting Scholar Dr. Sarah Carmona

Date & time
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Sarah Carmona




Simone de Beauvoir Institute


Michelle Lacombe


MU Building
2170 Bishop Room 101

Wheelchair accessible


Decolonizing historical knowledge on Roma, and especially on Romani women, can help to correlate subjects, objects, methods and contexts to reveal paradoxes and aporias. Both inside and outside the normative frameworks governing the development and transmission of knowledge, knowledge producers of Romani ethnicity, like the people to whom they belong, are profoundly hampered in three fundamental ethical credentials of being: the power to say, the power to act, the power to collect their own lives into a comprehensible and acceptable story. In this seminar, Dr. Carmona will use an intersectional and decolonial perspective to advance the understanding of another genealogy of ab-normativity built from the case study of historical knowledge about Romani women.

Sarah Carmona SM

Dr. Sarah Carmona, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manouba, Tunis


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