EVENT: On #BlackLivesMatter #BritainIsNotInnocent

By Guest Author|July 17, 2020||0 comments

On #BlackLivesMatter #BritainIsNotInnocent Time and date: Friday 17 July, 3-5pm GMT In light of recent anti-Black violence at the hands of the American state, the world has erupted in protest against systemic racism. The Black Lives Matter movement, which was a fringe organization over the past decade, is now leading the charge and discussions about defunding the police. At SOAS we know that silence is violence. Objectively, Black Lives Matter!

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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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What is racism, and how do we overcome it?

By Guest Author|October 14, 2019||0 comments

Bringing together a number of thinkers who are active in anti-racism work – including but not limited to anti-Blackness, Islamophobia and antisemitism – this panel will explore how we define racism and how we can challenge it. 

Applying a Decolonial Lens to Research Structures, Norms and Practices in Higher Education Institutions

By Maya Goodfellow|September 18, 2019||0 comments

Global research in humanities and social sciences around the world has been historically embedded in a dominant Anglo-American theoretical framework that has favoured its own traditions of knowledge generation, validation and scope, reflecting hierarchical relations rooted in the colonial past. In recent years, ethnocentric and racialised paradigms of knowledge have been profoundly challenged in different contexts, reflecting on movements to decolonise curricula, pedagogy and theoretical thinking. However, much less attention has been given to the structural and institutionalised mechanisms of research development, funding and dissemination and how these may or may not be conducive to the diversification and decolonisation of knowledge production in the world.