The Case Against Colonialism: Racism in the Academy and the Ethics of Publishing

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Development Geographies Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom D, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Simon Springer, Joseph Holler, BIKRAMADITYA CHOUDHARY
Chairs: Regina Scheyvens


With "The Case Against Colonialism: Racism in the Academy and the Ethics of Publishing", we are bringing together editors from some of the most important journals in the field, along with the former Chair of Development Geographies Specialty Group.

Questions that we hope to address in this panel include:
· Are current publishing processes and standards sufficient to uphold academic integrity?
· What are the responsibilities of the academy in terms of ensuring representation of voice and the safety, well being, and inclusiveness of our communities?
· Where do we draw the line between academic freedom and hate speech?
· How do we review papers containing colonial nostalgia, naïve environmental determinism, social Darwinism, or similar?
· Do editorial boards have processes in place to check ethical research requirements both from the perspective of the author’s institution and from country’s study site?
· How do we encourage more authorship and editorial presence from the global south and other marginalized positions within academia?


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Paul O'Keefe Rutgers University 4
Panelist Reuben Rose-Redwood University of Victoria 16
Panelist Mary Gilmartin Maynooth University 16
Discussant Robert Fletcher Wageningen University 16
Discussant Stefano Ponte Copenhagen Business School 16
Discussant Farhana Sultana Syracuse University 16

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