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Our podcast series launched on October 7, 2021 with its first episode during the University of Twente's Diversity Week. You can listen to all seven episodes on Spotify, Google Podcast, or Apple Pod. It is hosted by Fenna Imara Hoefsloot and Ana Maria Bustamante Duarte, (pre- and post-) produced by Sara Trejos from Sillón Estudios, and counted on the participation of very interesting and special external speakers and people from our University of Twente community.
Episode 1: Searching for Inclusive Learning Environments
In this 1st episode, we talk with Aminata Cairo (writer/author/independent consultant), Sterre Mkatini (UT), and Laura Vargas Llona (UT) about how diversity and inclusion should be much more than representation and reflect on Aminata Cairo’s concept of ‘Holding Space’ as the courageous act of creating a powerful discomfort to start dismantling injustices within academia.
Episode 2: Towards Gender Inclusive Approaches at Universities
In this 2nd episode, we talk with Joz Motmans, Eric Louis, and Alex Jonkhart about the development of policies and strategies at universities that are both gender-inclusive and address diversity in sexual orientation. We discuss the example and experience of the UGent, a frontrunner in this respect, and reflect on the process of the University of Twente (UTwente) in becoming a more inclusive space.
Episode 3: Making norms exceptional
In this 3rd episode, we talk with Katta Spiel and Roberto Cruz Martínez about the diversity of bodies in research, design, and academia. Katta introduced their work on human-computer interaction and non-normative interaction design and shared experiences over marginalization and digital technologies. Together, we try to learn from these insights and experiences while thinking about their implications for our own research practices at the UTwente.
Episode 4: Reflections on, and Experiences of, Data Decolonization
In this 4th episode, we talk with Paola Ricaurte Quijano, Karin Pfeffer, and Caroline Geveart about how we can make knowledge production more equitable. Paola introduces ‘data decoloniality’ and illustrates through various examples how the geography of knowledge production reflects and reproduces colonial inequalities. Together, with Karin and Caroline, we reflect on our faculty and university's roles in this context and how geo-sciences can account for these.
Episode 5: Tokens of Diversity
In this 5th episode, Maren Behrensen deep-dives into philosophy of science to better understand the differences between representation and justice. They asked how can we make thought collectives more inclusive without making them exploitative? Oppression, exploitation, and toxic inclusions are discussed as expressions of epistemic injustice using examples from academia and daily life during a pandemic. Together with Marit Hoefsloot and Nanou van Iersel further reflections are done based on their experience as UTwente's MSc students and from their work in philosophy of science and technology.
Episode 6: Decolonizing the Curriculum
In this episode, Rosalba Icaza Garza discusses the colonial legacy of universities and pedagogical practices. She encourages us to reflect on what we can learn from outside European Higher Education for our own institutional and pedagogical context and presents the acts of positioning, humbling, listening, and desilencing as guiding principles in decolonizing knowledge institutions. Javier Martinez helps us reflect on these topics at the UTwente and think through their meaning for our own teaching practices.
Episode 7: Some Answers, More Questions...
In this final episode, we (Ana Maria Bustamante Duarte and Fenna Imara Hoefsloot) reflect on the lessons we have learned along the way. We discuss the role of the university, the relationship between our minds and our bodies in shaping how we move within academia, and how we gained criticism, confusion, and a sense of community throughout this process.