Lerato Posholi

Lerato Posholi, PhD
SNSF Fellow, Project "Reversing the Gaze: Towards Post-Comparative Area Studies"
Institute for European Global Studies,
University of Basel
Riehenstrasse 154
CH-4058 Basel

Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 48 90

  • Social epistemology
  • Decolonial theory
  • Curriculum studies
Current position

November 2020 – present: Post-doctoral fellow, Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel


Previous positions

February 2017 – March 2019: Associate Researcher. Centre for Researching Education and Labour (REAL). University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

February 2018 – July 2018: Assistant Lecturer. MA in Education (Knowledge and Work). Centre for Researching Education and Labour. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

April 2015 – December 2016: Sessional Lecturer in Philosophy. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


Educational background

2020: PhD in Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

2015: Master of Arts in Philosophy. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

2013: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

2012: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and International Relations. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Peer-reviewed articles

L. Posholi (2020). "Epistemic Decolonization as Overcoming the Hermeneutical Injustice of Eurocentrism". Philosophical Papers, 49(2), pp. 279-304


Edited volumes

S. Allais, E. Unterhalter, P. Molebatsi, L. Posholi, C. Howell (2020). "Universities, the Public Good, and the SDG4 Vision". In Wulff A (Ed.), Grading Goal Four. Brill Sense.

P. Del Monte & L. Posholi (Forthcoming). "Decolonial perspectives on education and international development". In McCowan, T & Unterhalter, E. (Eds.), Education and International Development: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Bloomsbury.

Talks and Public Appearances

/ Research

Lerato Posholi Presents Paper at the 8th European Conference on African Studies

/ Research

The Institute Welcomes Lerato Posholi as a New International Fellow

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