Decolonising the Curriculum: The Podcast Series - Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla in conversation with Johanna Holtan
From Joseph Arton
Welcome to this podcast series produced by The Race Equality and Anti-Racist Sub-Committee (REAR) at The University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Teaching Matters where we hear from different academics at the University about what Decolonising the Curriculum means for them and how they have put this into practice in their learning and teaching or research. They also share some readings they have found useful.
The hope is that the podcasts will provide ideas, stimulate thinking and dialogues as well as build a network of academics in the University of Edinburgh who are interested and engaged in offering an anti-racist and inclusive curriculum.
If you are interested in contributing a podcast to this series, please get in touch with Emily Sena (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Johanna Holtan (email@example.com), co-convenors of the Race Equality and Anti-Racist Sub-Committee.In this episode, Johanna Holtan Co-Convenor of the Race Equality and Anti-Racist Sub-Committee (REAR) and Programme Director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program talks to Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, a Lecturer in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the School of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh. He is also the Programme Director of the newly launched Masters in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.
Dr Rahemtulla's Recommendations:
- Malcolm X and Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965): https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/572/57282/the-autobiography-of-malcolm-x/9780141185439.html
- Christopher Rowland ed, The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology (2008): https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-liberation-theology/F500C9F34574087A4C4EA2658E89762B
- Shadaab Rahemtulla, Qur'an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam (2018): https://global.oup.com/academic/product/quran-of-the-oppressed-9780198820093?cc=gb&lang=en&#
- "Decolonising Divinity: A Roundtable Discussion" (15 March 2021, New College, Uni of Edinburgh): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-qy8eMkNrA