2018-2019 Readings

For 2018/2019 we have chosen the theme of decolonising methods and pedagogies for our readings and annual lecture.

Thursday October 11th (12:30-2pm, room 315, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster)

Linda Tuhiwai Smith, 2012, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, 2nd ed., London: Zed Books. (‘Research through imperial eyes’, pp. 44-60 and ‘Colonizing knowledges’, pp. 61-80)

Melz Owusu, ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’, TEDx University of Leeds https://youtu.be/zeKHOTDwZxU

Thursday November 29th (12:30-2pm, room G14, Malet Street building, Birkbeck College — entrance is via Torrington Square)

Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial and Kerem Nisanciolu (eds), 2018, Decolonizing the University, London: Pluto Press. (‘Introduction’ and ‘Rhodes must fall: Oxford and movements for change’ by Dalia Gebrial)

UCL students, ‘Why is my curriculum white?’ https://youtu.be/Dscx4h2l-Pk

Thursday January 24th (12:30-2pm, room 315, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster)

Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial and Kerem Nisanciolu (eds), 2018, Decolonizing the University, London: Pluto Press. (‘Meschachakanis, a coyote narrative: Decolonizing higher education by Shauneen Pete)

Quetzala Carson, ‘Pedagogy of the Decolonizing’, TEDx University of Alberta https://youtu.be/IN17Os8JAr8

Thursday March 14th (12:30-2pm, room 102, Clore building, Birkbeck College — entrance is via Torrington Square)

Jason Arday and Heidi Safia Mirza (2018), ‘Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy’, Palgrave Macmillan. (‘Are You Supposed to Be in Here?’ Racial Microaggressions and Knowledge Production in Higher Education by Azeezat Johnson and Remi Joseph-Salisbury & The Heart of Whiteness: Racial Gesture Politics, Equity and Higher Education by Nicola Rollock)

Thursday May 9th (12:30-2pm, room 315, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster)

Jason Arday and Heidi Safia Mirza (2018), ‘Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy’, Palgrave Macmillan (“Free, Decolonised Education” — A Lesson from the South African Student Struggle by Adam Elliott-Cooper & Decolonising Oxford: The Student Movement from Stuart Hall to Skin Deep by Anuradha Henriques and Lina Abushouk)

Summer May Finlay, ‘Decolonizing Universities’, Address to Annual Dinner of the Australian Council of Deans of Education https://youtu.be/qg2iiXeTMZs

Thursday June 20th (12:30-2pm, room 253, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster)

Judy M. Iseke-Barnes, 2008, ‘Pedagogies for decolonizing’, Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 31 no. 1, pp. 123-148.

If you face any access barriers or require detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation.  If you are new to the group or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  For more information, contact Jennifer Fraser (j.fraser@westminster.ac.uk 020 7900 5000 ext. 68270)