The South-South Forum is an interdisciplinary group that seeks to bring scholars, artists, and activists from Africa, Asia, and Latin America into direct conversation with each other. Our objective is to promote conversations across disciplines that would prioritize theoretical frameworks from the "South." We do not refer to the "South" solely in terms of geography, but also in terms of subject positionality vis-a-vis a hegemonic "North," broadly defined. In doing so, we endeavor to center the scholarly contributions of the world's majorities within the American academy and to encourage a more egalitarian exchange of ideas. The Forum is committed to cultivating intellectual alliances and political solidarities across regions and continents, as well as to advancing comparative and transnational methodologies through a praxis that is feminist, collaborative, and anti-hierarchical.
The working group organizes reading groups, talks, and an annual week-long workshop. The workshop "Home Lost" will take place August 12-17, 2019 (see Call for Papers, due March 1). To get involved, contact current conveners Mingwei Huang, Eman Morsi, and Golnar Nikpour at [email protected].