Switzerland, Ballaigues


when 27 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language French
duration 1 week
fee CHF 300

The summer school on Postcolonilism invites its participants to discuss plenty of subjects related to postcolonial studies. Seminars, round tables, participants' presentations, informal discussions will address subjects such as reversed orientalist, Swiss imperialism, post colonial feminism as well as education in a postcolonial context.

Course leader

Dr Rahel Kunz, Institute of Political, Historical and International Studies (IEPHI), University of Lausanne

Target group

Students in political and social sciences as well as human sciences, broadly defines, following a master degree, or starting their PhD thesis. Advanced student seeking a bachelor degree can also apply.

Course aim

- Understand key concepts and main debates in the field of postcolonial studies
- Acquire a better understanding of different theoretical and methodological perspectives of postcolonial studies
- Acquire knowledge on the seminars specific subjects (mentioned in the course description)
- Developing transversal competences, such as the ability to discuss academic concepts in a formal and informal context, or to present an ongoing research project.

Credits info

This is a non credited course but a certificate of attendance will be delivered.

Fee info

CHF 300: Tuition fees, 4 nights and meals from Monday 27th to the breakfast on Friday 31 are covered.