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Mittwoch, 27.10.2021

Gastvortrag  ONLINE

Protest, Silencing, and Epistemic Activism

18:00 - 19:45 Uhr
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José Medina

José Medina is Walter Dill Scott Professor at Northwestern University. He works primarily in critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, political philosophy, communication theory and social epistemology. His books include The Epistemology of Resistance (Oxford University Press, 2013), and Speaking from Elsewhere (SUNY Press, 2006).

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Focusing on Black Lives Matter, this talk will analyze the expressive power of street protests, the different ways in which such protests are silenced, and ways of resisting silencing through what I call epistemic activism. Elucidating the proper or improper uptake that publics give to street protests, the talk will discuss the kind of solidarity that publics owe to social justice movements so as to disrupt their complicity with injustice. The talk will also discuss the communicative obligations that institutions and the general public have to listen to protest movements and to become accountable to them.


Institut für Christliche Philosophie
Doktoratskolleg Religionsphilosophie
ICPR - Innsbruck Center for Philosophy of Religion