Post-Colonial Knowledge

Manan Ahmed, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Valerie Lambert

From the Spring 2023 Speaker Series: Reimagining the University. Other events in this series.

Manan Ahmed

Manan Ahmed is Associate Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of A Book of Conquest: Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia.

Gurminder K. Bhambra

Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Valerie Lambert

Valerie Lambert is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina. She is the author of the recent book Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and a past President of the Association of Indigenous Anthropologists.


Shahrzad Sabet

Shahrzad Sabet is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT) and a Fellow at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge. Her current book project, which spans a variety of disciplines, makes the case for a reimagined universalism that reconciles the oneness and the diversity of humankind.

Benjamin Schewel

Benjamin Schewel is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT). He is author of Seven Ways of Looking at Religion (2017) and is currently working on a second book, Encountering the Axial Age, both from Yale University Press.

Spring 2023 Speaker Series

Reimagining the University

This series explores the historical foundations, contemporary patterns, and possible transformations of the modern research university. Co-sponsored by New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge and Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought.
Other events in this series