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Decolonial/Postcolonial Working Group

The Decolonial/Postcolonial Working Group started meeting as part of the Accolade Program of the Institute of Advanced Study. We now meet once every two weeks to (re)read important texts on the topic, to talk about the presenter's research, or to discuss developments in the field. Our aim is discuss texts that propose new concepts or approaches in relation to decolonization in different fields.

We welcome the participation of everybody who may be interested. Get in touch with us if you need the readings or have any questions, Luca.Peretti@Warwick.ac.uk or n.dakkak@warwick.ac.uk.

The group wad founded by Eloise Betrand, Giulia Champion, Nadeen Dakkak, Remi Dewiere, Will Fysh, Martha Gayoye, Luca Peretti, Doro Wiese.

This term meetings:

  1. 6th May - Rewriting Indian Ocean Histories (lead by Nadeen Dakkak)
  2. 27th May - Decolonial Citizenship (lead by Will Fysh). Read in preparation: Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, Reimagining Liberation. How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (introduction and ch.5)
  3. 10th June - On violence, once again (lead by Luca Peretti)
  4. 24th June - Epistemic Freedom (lead by Martha Gayoye)

Picture: Statue of Columbus at Cavite, Philippines, early 20th Century, John Tewell's account, Flickr

Picture: Statue of Columbus at Cavite, Philippines, early 20th Century, John Tewell's account, Flickr