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Books, Journal Articles and Documentaries


Adjaye, David (2011) Adjaye, Africa, Architecture. London: Thames and Hudson and Rizzoli.

Radoine, Hassan (2017) Architecture in Context: Designing in the Middle East. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons.
[Google Scholar]

Zewolde, S., Walls A., Sengupta, T., Ortiz, C., Beebeejaun, Y., Burridge, G. and K. Patel (2020), ‘Race’ and Space: What is ‘race’ doing in a nice field like the built environment? London: The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment (Retrieved from

Art History and Art Education

Chambers, Eddie (2014) Black Artists in British Art: A History Since the 1950s. London and New York: I.B. Tauris.
[Google Books]

Dewhurst, Marit (2014) Social justice art: a framework for activist art pedagogy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Education Press
[Google Books]

Dixon, Carol Ann (2020) ‘Four Women, For Women: Caribbean Diaspora Artists Reimag(in)ing the Fine Art Canon,’ African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Vol. 13, (3).

Enwezor, Okwui (2003) ‘The Postcolonial Constellation: Contemporary Art in a State of Permanent Transition.’ Research in African Literatures, Vol. 34 (4), 57-82.

Hylton, Richard (2019) Decolonising the Curriculum. Art Monthly, Issue 426. [See also:]

Kraehe, A.M., Gaztambide-Fernández, R. and Carpenter II, B.S. (2018) The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education, 1st ed. Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan.
[Google Books]

Preziosi, Donald (2006) In the Aftermath of Art: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics. Commentary by Johanne Lamoureux. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
[Google Books]

Sealy, Mark (2019) Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time. London: Lawrence and Wishart, in association with Autograph ABP. ISBN: 9781912064755.
[Lawrence and Wishart Books]

Villaseñor Black, Charlene and Tim Barringer (2022). Decolonizing Art and Empire, The Art Bulletin, Vol. 104 (1): pp. 6-20.

Cultural Studies

Appiah, Kwame Anthony (2006) Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. New York: W.W. Norton. [Google Books]

Bhambra, Gurminder K. (2014) ‘Postcolonial and decolonial dialogues,’ Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 17 (2), pp. 115-121.

Gilroy, Paul (2004) After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. [Routledge / Taylor and Francis Group]

Hall, Stuart (1992) ‘The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power.’ In, The Formations of Modernity: Understanding Modern Societies, edited by Stuart Hall and Bram Gieben, pp. 275-332. Cambridge: Polity Press. [Polity]

Mbembe, Achille (2001) On the Postcolony, Berkeley: University of California Press. [Google Books]

Said, Edward W. (1993) Culture and Imperialism. London: Chatto and Windus Ltd [Google Books]

Said, Edward W. ([1978]1995) Orientalism. 2nd edition. First published by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. London: Penguin Books. [Google Books]

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty (1988) “Can the subaltern speak?” In Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, edited by Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg, pp. 271-314. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. [Google Books]


Andreotti, Vanessa (2011) Actionable Postcolonial Theory in Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-33779-4.

BERA, (2020). Decolonising the Curriculum: Transnational Perspectives, Research Intelligence Issue 142

Co- authored review by students of African, Caribbean, and Asian descent, supported by the University of Exeter’s Penryn Politics Department, Decolonising the Curriculum Departmental Review:

Introduction to decolonising higher education, reading list (University of Westminster, UK):

Jong, Sara de, Rosalba Icaza, and Olivia U. Rutazibwa (Eds.) (2018), Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning. London: Routledge.

Joseph-Salisbury, R. (2020). Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools. (Runnymede Perspectives). Runnymede Trust.

Kamenopoulou, L. (2020). Decolonising the curriculum (education) [online resources]. Retrieved from: fbclid=IwAR2pwsJu5LODJ8QQBttpAkCLvIjCH0qsLE7X7dMAYz6uGjSlR1w4NBd_psw

Moosavi, Leon (2020) ‘The decolonial bandwagon and the dangers of intellectual decolonisation,’ International Review of Sociology
[Revue Internationale de Sociologie],

Smith, L., Tuck, E., & Yang, K. (2019). Indigenous and decolonizing studies in education: Mapping the long view. New York: Routledge. [Google Books]


Bressey, Caroline (2012) ‘Seeing Colour in Black and White: The Role of the Visual in Diversifying Historical Narratives at Sites of English Heritage.’ Critical Social Policy, Vol. 32 (1), 87-105.

Ferdinand, Malcom (2021) Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World. Translated by Anthony Paul Smith. London: Polity Press.

Inwood, Joshua F. and Robert A. Yarbrough (2009) ‘Racialized Places, Racialized Bodies: The Impact of Racialization on Individual and Place Identities,’ GeoJournal, Vol. 75 (3), 299–301.

Kobayashi, Audrey and Linda Peake (2000) ‘Racism out of Place: Thoughts on Whiteness and an Antiracist Geography in the New Millennium,’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 90 (2), 392-403.

Mckittrick, Katherine and Clyde Adrian Woods, eds. (2007) Black Geographies and the Politics of Place. Between the Lines
[Google Scholar]

McKittrick, Katherine (2006) Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

McKittrick, Katherine (2011), ‘On Plantations, Prisons, and a Black Sense of Place,’ Social & Cultural Geography, Vol. 12 (8), 947–963.

Noxolo, Patricia, Parvati Raghuram and Clare Madge (2008) ‘Geography is Pregnant’ and ‘Geography’s Milk is Flowing’: Metaphors for a Postcolonial Discipline? Environment and Planning D, Vol. 26, pp. 146-168.

Roberts, David J. and Minelle Mahtani (2010) “Neoliberalizing Race, Racing Neoliberalism: Placing ‘Race’ in Neoliberal Discourses,” Antipode, Vol. 42 (2), 248–57


Akala (2018) Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire. London: Hachette.

Azoulay, Ariella Aïsha (2019)  Potential History: Unlearning ImperialismVerso Books.

Blanchard, Pascal, Nicolas Bancel and Sandrine Lemaire (2020) Décolonisations françaises. La chute d’un empire [French Decolonizations. The Fall of an Empire]. Paris: Éditions de la Martinière.
ISBN 978-2-7324-8424-2.

Otele, Olivette (2020) African Europeans: An Untold History. London: Hurst.

Literature / Literary Arts 

Carby, Hazel (2019) Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands. London and New York: Verso. [Google Books]

Museology / Museum Practice

Barringer, Tim and Tom Flynn, (eds.) (1998) Colonialism and the Object: Empire, Material Culture and the Museum. London: Routledge.
[Google Books]

Cahan, S. (2016) Mounting frustration: the art museum in the age of Black power, Durham: Duke University Press.
[Google Books]

Dixon, Carol Ann (2012) ‘Decolonising the Museum: Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration,’ Race and Class, Vol. 53 (4), pp. 78-86.

Dixon, Carol Ann (2022) ‘Transforming Museums, Decolonizing Minds: Three Politically Aesthetic Interventions by African Diaspora Artists,’ Journal of Museum Education, 47:4, 459-475.

Golding, V. and Modest, W. (2013) Museums and communities curators, collections and collaboration, London ; New York: Bloomsbury.

Janes, R. and Sandell, R., eds., (2019). Museum Activism. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge.
[Google Books]

MacDonald, Sharon (2016) ‘New constellations of difference in Europe’s 21st‐century museumscape.’ Museum Anthropology, Vol. 39 (1), 4-19.

Message, Kylie (2014) Museums and Social Activism: Engaged Protest. London: Routledge.
[Google Books]

Message, Kylie (2018) The Disobedient Museum: Writing at the Edge. London: Routledge.
[Google Books]

Nava, Orson (2019) “Decolonising the Curatorial Process” – a documentary film produced and directed by Dr Orson Nava (Ravensbourne University). In this 40-minute documentary a range of contributors examine the ways that decolonial activists, museologists, political scientists, historians and other scholar-activists from South Africa, Kenya and the UK are working with radical museum curators to challenge Eurocentric approaches to the study of history. These collaborations and dialogues are also helping to centre the experiences of communities from the global South who have been severely impacted by the racialised violence, cultural conflicts and legacies of the colonial past. Key case study institutions featured in the film include: Museum of London in Docklands, West India Quay, and the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Web link to view the film online, via Vimeo:

Ng, Wendy, J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth and Sarah Chu (2022). From Roots to Seeds: Authentic Indigenous Museum Education, Journal of Museum Education, 47:1, pp. 18-31,

Sandell, R. (2007) Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference, Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
[Google Books]

Wajid, S. and Minott, R. (2019) ‘Detoxing and decolonising museums.’ Chapter 2 in Museum Activism, edited by Robert Janes and Richard Sandell. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, pp. 25-35.
[Google Books]

Research Ethics / Research Methods

Barnes, B. R. (2018). Decolonising research methodologies: opportunity and caution. South African Journal of Psychology48(3), 379–387.

Chilisa, Bagele (2012) Indigenous Research Methodologies. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
[Google Books]

Denzin, N. K., Lincoln, Y. S., & Smith, L. T. (2008). Handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781483385686

Kovach, Margaret (2010) Indigenous methodologies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
[Google Books]

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai (2012) Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. 2nd Edition. London: Zed Books.

Wilson, Shawn (2008) Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Black Point, N.S.: Fernwood Pub.

Sociology / Social Policy / Social Theory

Ahmed, Sara (2012) On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Durham and London: Duke University Press.
[Google Books]

Ahmed, Sara (2000) Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality. London and New York: Routledge.

Andrews, Kehinde (2021). The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World. London: Allen Lane.

Anti-Racism Resources – compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020. This listing was made available via Google to provide access to a wide range of books and other educational resources addressing issues of race, anti-racism and struggles against racial injustice.

Joseph-Salisbury, Remi and Laura Connelly (2021) Anti-racist scholar-activism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
[Manchester Hive]

Moosavi, Leon (2020) ‘The decolonial bandwagon and the dangers of intellectual decolonisation,’ International Review of Sociology
[Revue Internationale de Sociologie],


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