The podcast Na rozcestí / Crossroad invites Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni who is currently one of the leading scholars in Decolonial Studies. He is Professor and Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South with a focus on Africa at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. Originally trained as a Historian in Zimbabwe he held various prestigious research positions and directorships at universities in South Africa. In this podcast he is speaking about the unfinished process of Decolonization, what is meant by the concepts of epistemic violence and of coloniality of power. He explains that it is important to question how and from where we acquire knowledge and how this is linked to our identities and also, how we can better grapple with the contested social construct of ‘race’.
The podcast series is created in a collaboration with the Czech online newspaper Alarm. The series will host social scientists and discuss relevant topics and problems of our globalizing world and their different social, cultural, political economic and geopolitical aspects.