Cite as: Clara Ruvituso, Response to the panel ‘Dialogical Encounters’ of the workshop Theorizing Through the Global South, ICI Berlin, 10–11 March 2022, video recording, mp4, 13:03 <>
10 – 11 Mar 2022

Response to the panel ‘Dialogical Encounters’

By Clara Ruvituso

Video in English

Format: mp4
Length: 00:13:03
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Part of the Workshop

Theorizing Through the Global South

How is it possible to theorize not only on the so-called Global South, but also in, from, and through it? What appears as the universal often involves a gestureduc of generalization, flattening and dominating the particular, predominantly from a Eurocentric perspective.

This workshop will discuss ways to unsettle the very distinction between the general and the particular that underlies claims to universality and simultaneously retain the claim to the universal that makes theorization generative and relevant. In this vein, it will reflect on the following questions: How are theoretical affinities transformed through contexts in the Global South? How can theoretical work be made relevant to the larger audience beyond particular region or area studies? What are possible strategies to present the theoretical impact of one’s work despite its constant peripheralization as a case study? How can one maintain a critique of the Eurocentric gaze without falling into the traps of ethnocentrism? What are the affordances that particular disciplines and institutions could offer to tackle such theoretical and methodological challenges? What methodologies can be employed to expand, if not transform, current understandings of the universal?

Scholars from a variety of fields who undertake such inquiries are invited to jointly develop novel methods, approaches, and styles of knowledge production and circulation.


ICI Berlin
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Burcu Alkan
Anaheed Al-Hardan
Mahmoud Al-Zayed
Firoozeh Farvardin
Amina El-Halawani
Sarath Jakka
Juliana Streva
Nader Talebi
Bernardo Bianchi
Rosalia Namsai Engchuan
Özgür Çiçek

Organized by

Iracema Dulley
Özgün Eylül İşcen