Conversations on Europe: Decolonizing the Curriculum in Europe

Reckoning with the past in Europe often means reckoning with a legacy of colonialism. In the U.S. and Europe, student demands to remove statues celebrating Civil War generals or colonialists from the campus have been followed by a broader call to systematically decolonize the entire curriculum. But what does this mean? How have European universities responded? And what can European and American institutions learn from each other as we all continue to work to implement Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our classrooms and co-curricular programs?


  • Rowena Arshad
    Professor Emerita
    University of Edinburgh
  • Mohammed Bamyeh
    Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Louie Dean Valencia
    Assistant Professor of Digital History and Coordinator of the Center for Public History
    Texas State University
  • Pawe┼é Lewicki
    Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences (Kuwi) Academic Staff Member
    Europa-Universit├Ąt Viadrina


  • Allyson Delnore
    University of Pittsburgh

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