Criposium: Call for Submissions

By Maya Goodfellow|April 14, 2020|Events|0 comments

The Criposium is a collaboration between King’s College London Disability+Intersectionality reading group and SOAS Crip Feminist reading group. It is also supported by the Decolonising SOAS Working Group. It is a public symposium taking place on two Saturdays: 6th June and 13th June. We are currently seeking submissions to the event from scholars, artists and activists – details can be found here https://criposium.wordpress.com/. The Criposium draws on this disruptive quality of

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Call for papers: Decolonising film and screen studies

By Maya Goodfellow|January 13, 2020|Research Practice|0 comments

Call For Papers Decolonising Film and Screen Studies A Screen Worlds Open Access edited volume “… you cannot mobilize a movement that is only and always against; you must have a positive alternative, a vision of a better future that can motivate people to sacrifice their time and energy toward its realization.” Obioma Nnaemeka, “Nego-feminism: Theorizing, Practicing, and Pruning Africa’s Way”, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 29.2

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Conversation Event Report: Applying a Decolonial Lens to Research Structures, Norms and Practices in Higher Education Institutions

By Guest Author|December 11, 2019|Research Practice|0 comments

On 18th September 2019 a conversation event was held at SOAS University of London to discuss research practices in higher education institutions from a decolonial point of view. A report has been written about the event, summarising what was discussed. You can read that report here. The event emerged from concerns about the changing funding landscape in recent years, and the role of research offices in research development practices, especially

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VIDEO: What is racism, and how do we over come it?

By Maya Goodfellow|October 15, 2019|In the Media|0 comments

On Monday, 14 October 2019, Decolonising SOAS hosted a panel event entitled ‘What is racism, and how do we over come it?’. Below is the video of the event, as well as the event description and list of speakers. Over the past few years, racism – and how we should understand it – has increasingly been debated in the public domain. Some conversation has been focussed on what actually constitutes racism,

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The Guardian: Black academics bear brunt of university work on race equality

By Maya Goodfellow|July 2, 2019|In the Media|0 comments

By Harriet Swain “Earlier this year, Maxine Thomas-Asante asked her university if she could pause her work supporting black, Asian and minority ethnic students. She was running for office at her students’ union, finishing coursework and preparing for her final exams. “I had to say I’m going to take a break.” For the past two years, Thomas-Asante, co-president for democracy and education at Soas University of London student union, has

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Research reflexivity in the current governance framework: Problematising trends and reconsidering the meaning of research ethics in ‘cultural translation’

By Romina Istratii|June 3, 2019|Research Practice|0 comments

Recently the University of Sheffield organised a two-day workshop to explore best practice for research ethics when conducting research in the global South, the new ‘umbrella term’ referring to countries that fall outside of Euro-America and where much international development research takes place. The organisers were also interested in raising more awareness about the UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and its consequences, a funding scheme directly tied to UK

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Operation Black Vote: UK Establishment resisting attempt to ‘Decolonise Curriculum’

By Maya Goodfellow|February 19, 2019|In the Media|0 comments

19th February 2019 By Nina Kambili The complete version of this article can be found on the Operation Black Vote website, below is an extract. “[I]t is worth asking: what does “decolonising the curriculum” mean, and why has it been so divisive? As Dr. Meera Sabaratnam, a lecturer in International Relations and Chair of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group, recently explained in the Times: The project of decolonising education argues

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