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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.…

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…

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…

IPS/DD Collaborative Event Prof. Manan Ahmed Asif’s ‘Book of Conquest:The Chachnama and Muslim origins in South Asia’ in Discussion (25 March 6 PM Pakistan Time/8 AM EST/12 PM GST)

IPS/DD event on Discussion of Prof. Manan Ahmed Asif's The Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia. Discussants include Prof. Sadia Mahmood ( Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad), Prof. Saeed Ahmed Rid (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad), Asghar Soomro (…

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…