In response to the Exeter Decolonising Network, the Doctoral College is undertaking a Decolonising Research project to identify what decolonisation means in the context of research, and specifically postgraduate research at the University of Exeter. Working in collaboration with the postgraduate research community, we will identify a list of priority areas and undertake projects to decolonise postgraduate research and the Doctoral College.
Our first event will be an open town hall meeting where postgraduate researchers are invited to raise and discuss the ways in which research theory and practice is embedded with colonial theory and practice, and where we need to focus our decolonising efforts. This event will be taking place on Thursday 4th March, 2-4pm on Microsoft Teams. A meeting link will be added to the website shortly.
We have a small PGR organising commitee, which any interested party is welcome to join. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
To assist with the work od the Decolonising Research project, we are collating (free) resources which may we of use to the PGR and wider research community. If you have a resource you would like to add, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- SWDTP Decolonising Social Research webinar series, with recordings of sessions on Decolonising Theory and Decolonising Epistemology.
- The Uprising - a documentary by musician and activist Pravini Baboeram that tells the story of resistance aginst racism in Europe
- SOAS Decolonising Research Initiative, with recordings of panels on research development and funding
- University of Exeter MOOC Empire: The Controversies of British Imperialism
- What does a decolonised research culture look like? a blog post by Melis Cin and Faith Mkwananzi at Lancaster University
- Decolonizing both research and research and its effectiveness in Indigenous research, a journal article by Ranjan Datta
- Decolonial Dialogues website with resources on Research Ethics and Research Methods
- The Exeter Decolonising Network on twitter and YouTube, with videos of seminars on Decolonial Methodologies