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Dr Mounia Mnouer on ‘Turning Negatives into Positives’

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Our next guest speaker for episode 20 on ‘Turning Negatives into Postives’ features independent scholar, Dr Mounia Mnouer, who will be talking about rediscovering her family’s history during the colonization of Morocco.
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I am an Indigenous, Muslim North African, specifically from Morocco. I reside in Arizona, in a beautiful mountain town north of the state. I was a faculty member teaching Arabic and cross-cultural understanding content, but was recently laid off due to Covid-19 budget cuts. Living away from my family, especially during a pandemic can be very taxing. So, I decided to call my parents more often, and ask them to share stories growing up in colonial Morocco, and stories about their parents. Writing down these memories of my parents gave me a sense of resilience, and strength. I also found writing poetry and essays about my heritage as an Indigenous (Amazigh) woman very empowering. I decided to take time to relax, and practice gratitude through journaling. I am also taking part in reading/conversation groups about decoloniality, and am rethinking higher education in order to take action for social justice, inclusion, and commitment to diversity in higher education spaces. All of these activities have been helping me get through Covid-19 times.

C&C announcement, education, history, Religion

COVID series: Starting June 6th!

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We’re finally getting back into the rhythm of things starting with our COVID series, Saturday June 6th. We’re kicking it off with religious sister, Professor Emerita, and custodian of the English cemetery in Florence, Italy, Dr Julia Bolton Holloway. She’ll be telling us about her incredible work educating Italy’s Roma community.

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Episode 12: How to have impact inside and outside of academia

C&C has just released its newest episode on ‘How to have impact inside and outside of academia’. Our guest-speakers were Dr Markus J. Prutsch of the European Parliament and Heidelberg University and Dr Alix Green of the University of Essex, both of whom provided an interesting account on the role that academics can play in traditionally non-academic settings.

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C&C announcement, history, Politics

Upcoming Episode on Impact in/outside of academia

This week we are very excited to announce our upcoming episode on impact within and outside of academia. Our guest-speakers include Dr Markus J. Prutsch of the European Parliament and Dr Alix Green of the University of Essex. Episode 12 should make for an extremely interesting discussion. Details to follow!

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Coffee & Cocktails: Podcast 6- English language policy and UK security

Dr Kamran Khan from the University of Lleida, in Catalonia, Spain and visitor at King’s College, London tells us about his most recent work on citizenship, ESOL policy and (Islamophobic) suspicion in the UK.

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