Department of Philosophy

Unifying Against Oppression

Monday 23rd (13:00) - Tuesday 24th August 2021 (17:00)
Koshka Duff 
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What is oppression? How can we identify it? What is the relationship between oppression and domination? Can social and political philosophy contribute to overcoming it?

Dara Bascara’s unique approach to these questions integrates feminist, Marxist, and anti-imperialist perspectives on social power with a rigorously analytic methodology. Rethinking the concept of oppression through the lens of civic republican theories of domination, her doctoral thesis - Towards A Unified Theory of Oppression – makes compelling interventions within several urgent political and philosophical debates.

This symposium will bring together activist-scholars concerned with questions about power and freedom to critically engage with Dara’s work, drawing out her contributions to philosophy and politics. 

The symposium will take place on Zoom and a link will be emailed to everyone who signs up on Eventbrite.

Sessions will begin with invited contributions from the listed speakers, followed by discussions in which everyone is welcome to participate.

Hosted by the Centre for Social Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.


Monday 23rd August

1pm - 2.15pm BST (online)Contributions from:

- Koshka Duff (University of Nottingham)

- Connor Woodman (Philippines Solidarity)

3pm - 4.15pm BST (online)Contributions from:

- Tom O’Shea (University of Roehampton)

- Orlando Lazar (University of Oxford)

6pm BST onwards (in person)

- Social gathering at venue in Nottingham TBC - attendance optional, all welcome. Please RSVP - details below.

Tuesday 24th August

1pm - 2.15pm BST (online)

Contributions from:

- Emily Dyson (University of Oxford)

- Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex)

3pm - 4.15pm BST (online)Contributions from:

- Noemi Magnani (University of Hertfordshire)

- Laurencia Sáenz (University of Costa Rica)

4.30pm - 5pm BST (online)

- Open discussion about next steps

Department of Philosophy

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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