Sydney School for Critical Thought

Sydney School of Critical Thought

The Institute for Social Justice is inaugurating the annual gathering of the Sydney School for Critical Social Thought. Join internationally renowned scholars for two weeks of thought-provoking seminars, conversation and conviviality.

Seminar themes

  • Neoliberalism, critique and resistance
  • Human/non-human relationships in the Anthropocene
  • Gender, race and postcolonial critique
  • Religion, secularism and democracy
  • Migration, borders and security


Date: Monday 18 May to Friday 29 May 2015
Venue: Tenison Woods House, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney NSW
Contact: Ms Paula Gleeson via email.

Further details available on the Institute for Social Justice website. Alternatively, download the event flyer.

Seminar leaders

  • Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (Delhi) and Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University and Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Joseph Carens (University of Toronto and Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Romand Coles (Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck College and Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Paulina Ochoa Espejo (Haverford College)
  • Naser Ghobadzadeh (Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Kiran Grewal (Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Emilian Kavalski (Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Nikolas Kompridis (Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Nivedita Menon (Jawarhalal Nehru University)
  • Jennifer Nedelsky (University of Toronto and Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Allison Weir (Institute for Social Justice, ACU)
  • Magdalena Zolkos (Institute for Social Justice, ACU)


To honour our inaugural year and due to a change in circumstances we are now in a position to offer a greater number of fee waiver opportunities to promising participants.

We are accepting registrations until 15 May 2015. Limited participation at selected sessions is also available. To register or enquire please email

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