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.…

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…

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.

SEAC Seminar Series: Roundtable on Decolonising Higher Education (30/9/2020)

On Wednesday 30th September 2020 (12.00-13.30 BST) SEAC will host an online roundtable discussion themed around 'Decolonising Higher Education' in relation to the Southeast Asian region, and beyond. The three participating speakers are: Dr Leon Moosavi (Director of the University of Liverpool in Singapore), Tamara Soukotta (PhD Researcher, Leiden University), and Dr Lisa Tilley (Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, University of London).

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…

Co-Decolonizing Research Methods: Toward Research Sustaining Indigenous and ‘Other’ Community Engaged Ways of Knowing

Online Course (Tuesday, September 15, 2020) organised and hosted remotely by The American Educational Research Association (AERA) as part of the AERA Virtual Research Learning Series. The American Educational Research will virtually host nine four-hour courses for graduate students and…

On Principles for Decolonial research: Reflections on ‘love’ by the ‘colonized colonizer’

The Sociological Research Foundation’s Early Career Workshop with Prof. Linda Tuhiwai Smith made me think about aspects of work that we, as researchers, rarely touch upon, for example love. ‘Not the toxic territorial’ love – as Prof Tuhiwai Smith pointed out –…

Special Issue: ‘Decolonising western perceptions of Central-Eastern European Holocaust memory post-1989-91’

While decolonial discourses have in recent years made their way into discussions about trauma theory (Cathy Caruth; Michael Rothberg; Ramón Grosfoguel; Irene Visser), colonial frameworks are rarely applied to Holocaust memory. This is in part because, as Irene Visser and…