CFP Market Revolutionaries: an interdisciplinary Workshop on Neoliberal Development and the Global South (1900-2020)

When: 2-3 June 2020
Location: Utrecht University, Utrecht
Organised by: The Decolonisation Group (part of the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges)
Proposal Deadline: 3 February 2020 (23:59)
Contact: Frank Gerits or Stacey Links

While the decolonisation of academia and society have become important topics, the significance and potential of such an approach is open to interpretation and often the subject of passionate debate. The Decolonisation Group at Utrecht University, which was created in January 2018, brings together historians, lawyers and postcolonial theorists to explore what can be gained from an interdisciplinary discussion. More information about the Decolonisation Group can be found on our website ( or on the website of the Centre for Global Challenges Utrecht University.

This workshop wants to invite scholars from the fields of history, law, political science, sociology, economics and media and cultural studies as well as other academics who work on the topics of Neoliberal economics – broadly defined – to join this debate. This will be our third yearly workshop. While previous editions turned to settler colonialism (2019) and sports (2019) we will now focus on Neoliberalism in the Global South.

For more information on the workshop, the keynote speakers and the submission of abstracts, click here.