Thoughts on Barbarians! Why language matters?

By Amira Chahrazed Chenine (PhD candidate in English Literature, University of Mostaganem, Algeria) As an Algerian, I was raised and taught to be proud of who I am and of where I come from  - especially because of our long history…

Discussing Anti-Racist Activism in Museums at the SIEF 2021 International Congress

The 15th SIEF Congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklore) took place online in June 2021, organised around the theme “Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation and Transgression.” Scholars, activists, heritage practitioners, artists…

Global Islamophobia discourses, Minority rights and Forced conversion in Pakistan (Part 1) – A Conversation

Dr. Ahmed Raza Memon and Dr. Sufi Ghulam Hussain *The underlying context of this discussion relates to Hussain’s baseline study, under the auspices of Institute of Policy Studies which complicates the issue through  on-the-ground conversation with Dalit rights activist in…

Daffodils and Snow: Whose Language Matters? Part 1. A Conversation about Decolonising How We Teach, Learn, and Research

Three multilingual members of the Decolonial Dialogues co-editorial team – Riadh Ghemmour, Maica Gugolati and Carol Ann Dixon – present December’s jointly authored blog in order to critically reflect on the question, "Whose language matters?" Their research perspectives are informed by the decolonial praxis and scholar-activism of key luminaries – including Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Gayatri Spivak, Stuart Hall and Bagele Chilisa; and the featured linguistic analysis draws (respectively) on the contributors’ personal lived and learned experiences of speaking African Indigenous languages, translating singing-sign language, and performing Jamaican Patois poetics.

“Decolonising the Curatorial Process” – a new film, produced and directed by Dr Orson Nava

Orson Nava’s documentary film “Decolonising the Curatorial Process” features recordings of conference footage and individual interviews with a range of contributors who examine 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.

‘Deconstructing Institutional Racism through a Decolonial Lens’ (recorded event) – 14 October 2020

On Wednesday 14 October 2020, Decolonial Dialogues and Race, Ethnicity and Education Network (REEN), University of Exeter, UK hosted a virtual artist's talk, featuring musician and activist, Pravini Baboeram producer of the documentary 'The Uprising' Within this joint virtual artist's…

Decolonial Ecology: Holistically Addressing Environmental, Social, and Political Challenges for a Fairer and more Sustainable World

Book review: Ferdinand, M (2019), Une écologie décoloniale. Penser l'écologie depuis le monde Caribéen, Paris: Le Seuil, 432p. Disclaimer: This book review is based on some core ideas developed by Malcolm Ferdinand. Nonetheless, I selected the ones that resonated the…

But forest bathing is not new to Indigenous communities: it is a way of life!

Picture taken on 28 February 2019 by Indigenous (Kabyle) friend, Koceila Ait Slimane. View showing a part of his Indigenous village (Tassaft) and the snowy mountains of Djurdjura (Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria) By Riadh Ghemmour (PhD candidate, University of Exeter, UK) In…

Black In Post-Sec Reflections on Documentary by BIPS Exec Team

This submission to Decolonial Dialogues is intended to offer a written reflection by the Black in Post-Sec Executive team. The reflection seeks to state the intention behind the “Black In Post-Sec” Documentary, it’s purpose, to thank those that engaged with…

Learning from Indigenous Methodologies: A Master’s Student’s Decolonial Journey

Image source: https://www.alaskanative.net Nikki Auhl & Riadh Ghemmour Nikki Auhl, master's student in creative arts (University of Exeter, UK) shares her journey in undertaking Indigenous research. In this interview, Riadh Ghemmour, co-editor of Decolonial Dialogues, reflects upon what it means…