In the academy, because of objectivism, research and teaching are often not seen as forms of activism. In this talk, Dr. Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams will share how decolonial peace education, far from being only a form of theorization, is enacted through his teaching and research. He will discuss how his classes, pedagogies, research projects, and extra curricular engagements all reflect his intentionally activist and Freirean intervention into and with the world.
Dr. Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams is the Daria & Eric Wallach Professor/Director of Peace & Justice Studies, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, affiliate in Education, and advisory committee member in International & Global Studies, Public Policy, and Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He also adjuncts at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. He completed his doctorate in International Educational Development and Peace Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has given over 100 academic and other talks, and is the recipient of a Fulbright Global Scholar Award and Spencer Foundation grant to conduct research on black youth empowerment across Jamaica, Ghana, Brazil and the USA. He travels the world conducting workshops in restorative circles, and conflict resolution with educators, students, teachers, parents, and community leaders. For more information, please see www.hakimwilliams.com