Decolonial Research Methods, Online Seminar Series (October-December 2021), organised by Dr Leon Moosavi

Overview: "While the popularisation of a coherent decolonial paradigm may be one of the most significant developments within academia in recent years, there has not been enough focus on the implications of this ‘decolonial turn’ for research methods and methodologies.…

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…

Decolonial Dialogues/IPS Collaboration Event : ‘Decolonial Muslim Studies and Defending Muhammad ‘ Conversation between Prof. SherAli Tareen and Dr. Humeira Iqtidar – 12th August (2 PM UK Time/6 PM Pakistan Time/9 AM EST)

In our third collaboration with IPS we continue discussions on the possibilites of doing decolonial research in the context of Islam in the Sub-continent. In this talk, we discuss Prof. SherAli Tareen's wonderful book 'Defending Muhammad in Modernity'.  The talk reflects…

Decolonisation without Decolonising, Decolonial Dialogues/REEN Event, 25 February 2021, Review Report

Dr Carol Ann Dixon (University of Sheffield) and Riadh Ghemmour (University of Exeter) Decolonisation is everywhere. But are all forms of decolonisation to be celebrated? The virtual talk, which was given by Dr Leon Moosavi (Senior Lecturer in the Department…

Global Islamophobia discourses, minority rights and forced conversion in Pakistan (Part 3)

Dr. Ahmed Raza Memon and Dr. Sufi Ghulam Hussain Sufi: I see Islam as the largest organized religion, they are assertive, dominant as well. Other religions do not have this in Pakistan, Christianity is secularized while Hinduism is not a…

Global Islamophobia discourses, minority rights and forced conversion in Pakistan (Part 2)

Dr. Ahmed Raza Memon and Dr. Sufi Ghulam Hussain Sufi: I look at Pakistan through a global scope. It is through this global perspective that we can understand islamophobia within Pakistan better. This is also true historically for example, the…

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…

IPS/DD Book Discussion Event -Prof.Michel Boivin’s ‘The Sufi Paradigm’ in Conversation with Scholars from the Subcontinent. 4th March 9:30 AM GMT (2:30 PM PKT)

First Collaborative Event between Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad and Decolonial Dialogue. This is the first of many seminars, blog posts and interviews meant to foster ties to Pakistani academic community, Indian Scholars and International Scholarly community to build knowledge…

Daffodils and Snow: Whose Language Matters? Part 2. Considering Issues of Affect and Emotion within Decolonial Work

In Part 2 of this blog, three members of the Decolonial Dialogues co-editorial team continue their conversation about decolonising approaches to language teaching, learning, communication and research, within and beyond the academy. Furthering their responses to the initial provocation – “Whose language matters?”– particular emphasis is placed on issues of affect, emotion, vulnerability and care when undertaking decolonial work. An additional, creative feature is the inclusion of “Krik? Krak!” (or, “Crick? Crack!”) as a multilingual call-and-response device: specifically interweaving Jamaican Patois poetics, Indigenous North African Kabyle greetings, written in (ancient Berber) Tifinagh script, and the disability rights slogans of singing-sign language ("Chansigne") advocates.

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.