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.

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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