Guest Talk: Intersectionality of Race & Class, with Rajendra Chetty
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/01/2015
Uploaded: 11/19/2015
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, Guest Speakers
Tags: education equity, Poor children, South Africa

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Description/Abstract: Guest Talk: Intersectionality of Race & Class, with Rajendra Chetty, Thursday, 11/5, 6:30-8:30pm

Intersectionality of Race and Class: Educating Poor Children will focus on South Africa, drawing parallels with the U.S. The talk will take a more theoretical perspective and can be viewed as relevant for most postcolonial contexts.

Rajendra Chetty is a post-colonial scholar in South Africa. He is Head of Department of Research in the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) since 2004.

His areas of research include post-colonial writings, literacy and language, and social issues in education. He has published two seminal works on South African Indian writings; South African Indian Writings in English (2002) and a reviewer described the Vintage book of South African Indian writing (2010) as a quintessential collection. In 2004 he published Indias Abroad, The Diaspora Writes Back with Pier Paulo Piciucco.

Rajendra obtained his Doctorate in Education at the University of South Africa in 1998 in the area of Curriculum Studies and English Education, he obtained an MBA at UCT in 2007 and an MA in South African Literature at the University of Kwazulu Natal in 1991.His international scholarships and visiting professorships include universities in the USA, India, Brazil, the UK & Africa.

For his role in child welfare Rajendra has received an ANC community award, he has reviewed South African writings for the Mail and Guardian, has a Thespian streak (his most recent performance was in Ronnie Govender's The Lahnee's Pleasure at Artscape), is an ultra-distance runner having completed two Comrades and five Two Oceans Marathons and has summited Africa's highest point Mount Kilimanjaro.

Rajendra is now a Fulbright scholar in the US and has been appointed as Research Chair in Poverty and Literacy Development at CPUT.

The event is co-sponsored by the George Clement Bond Center for African Education and Gottesman Libraries.

Please rsvp by Tuesday, November 3rd with your details.

Where: 306 Russell