Philosophische Fakultät

Epistemes of Global South - Education, Academia and Wellbeing

Thursday 30 July:  9:30 pm (India)  / 6:00 pm (Germany / South Africa) / 1:00 pm (Brazil)

Conference Panel with:

Dr. Thaiane Oliveira (Universidade Federal Fluminense): Epistemic disputes in Global South: from Science to Pseudoscience

Oscar Eybers (University of Pretoria): Embedding Ubuntu epistemology into an argumentation curriculum to foster a communal environment for student's developmental wellbeing

Tom Krippner (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) : ‘Doing-well’ in the Future? – investigating Indian Students’ Decision-making Strategies

Moderation by Judith Riepe (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Biographies of Speakers

Dr. Thaiane Oliveira

Dr. Thaiane Oliveira holds a PhD in Social Communication and is Professor at Media Studies Department and Graduate Program in Communication at Federal Fluminense University. Thaiane does research in Scientific Communication and Digital and Social Media. Doing research about Scientific circulation, her interest is comprehend how spaces of scientific communication - between peers and society in general - are used as a space of construction of social capital and power disputes.

Oscar Eybers


Oscar Eybers is a lecturer who facilitates academic literacy in South Africa and am also a final year PhD student in applied linguistics. He is also the course coordinator of a first-year academic literacy module for natural science and agricultural students at the University of Pretoria. His research interests include argumentation, which is the focus of his doctoral thesis, hybrid learning, ontology and epistemology. He is equally passionate about curriculum design, student and knowledge development through multimodal communication and hybrid learning.

Thomas Krippner

Thomas Krippner, born 1983 in Ulm, studied at the South-Asia-Institute in Heidelberg and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris. After completing his graduation in Cultural Anthropology, modern Indology and Philosophy he worked at Christ University Bengaluru (India) as an Assistant Professor and coordinated an Indo-German student exchange in the framework of the DAAD Program Passage to India, besides his teaching position. Currently he is conducting research as a scholar in the Graduate Academy Entangled Temporalities in the Global South at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tuebingen. In his dissertation project Changing student identities in Indian higher education he investigates the neoliberal transformations in the Indian education sector in their individual, institutional and global dimensions.