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Decolonising Research Festival

n 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. 

The Decolonising Research Festival took place online in June and July 2022, to kick start our thinking about what decolonisation means within a research context at the University of Exeter. The festival included research talks, workshops, question and answer panels and roundtable discussions on a variety of topica including:

  • Decolonial research
  • Decolonial research methods
  • Power, positionality, and privilege
  • Decolonising our research ethics processes
  • Decolonising our research culture
  • Decolonising postgraduate research
  • Decolonising supervision
  • Decolonising Researcher Development
  • Decolonising the research pipeline
Event Title and Speaker Date Time Event Type Recording
Decolonising the curriculum: Experiences from South Africa - Dr Chrissie Boughey, Rhodes University 21/6/2022 11.00am-12.00pm Talk Recording available here
Participatory and Engaged Research

24/6/2022

1/7/2022

15/7/2022

10.30am-1.30pm 3 part workshop

 

Decolonising DMU and the PGR experience - Dr. Richard Hall,
De Montfort University

24/6/2022 2.30-4pm Talk and roundtable discussion Recording available here
Decolonisation and Research: Finding and unsettling your
‘why’ - Dr. Foluke Adebisi, University of Bristol
27/6/2022 2-3pm Keynote Recording available here
Decolonising the work of research - Raewyn Connell,
University of Sydney
28/6/2022 10-11am Talk Recording available here
The importance of the historical perspective in research on educational development - Dr. Joanna Härmä 28/6/2022 1-3pm Workshop  
Culture across borders - Pankhuri Singh, University of Exeter 29/6/2022 11am-12pm Talk Recording available here
Decolonising research culture starts with how you say
their name - Sawsan Khuri, University of Exeter
29/6/2022 1-3pm Workshop  
Whiteness: Positionality, Allyship, and Doing the Work -
Dr. Marquard Smith, University College London
30/6/2022 12-1pm Talk Recording available here
Decolonial Participatory Research - Diana Valencia Duarte, University of Exeter 30/6/2022 2-4.30pm Workshop  
Exploring positionality through self-study workshop -
Dr Caitlin Kight, University of Exeter
1/7/2022 11am-12.30pm Workshop  

Reflexive Positionality: Researching Refugee Mothers
as a Racialised Mother but not as a Refugee -
Laura Shobiye, University of Cardiff

1/7/2022 1.30-2.30pm Talk Recording available here
The Power Dynamics of Conducting Research for
the International Development Sector - Desiree Acholla
4/7/2022 2-4pm Workshop  
Become a Lego Serious Play Facilitator

4/7/2022

5/7/2022

6/7/2022

10-11.30

11-12.30

10-11.30

Workshop  
Refusing Extraction, Embracing Loss: Towards
An Anticolonial Politics of Absence -
Amy Shakespeare and Deborah Ashfield,
University of Exeter

5/7/2022

2-3pm

Talk Recording available here
Incorporating Power Analysis into our Work Spaces
Farah Mahesri

7/7/2022

3-4pm

Workshop  
'I am because We are' - reimagining research
practices and teaching through decolonisation

8/7/2022

10-11.30am

Workshop  

Unlocking the Radical Imagination for Decolonial Futures - Melz Owusu, Free Black University

11/7/2022

10am-12pm

Workshop  

Afropean Theology: Utilising Nigerian/British novels
& Auto-ethnography in New Testament Studies - 
Olabisi Obamakin, University of Exeter

12/7/2022

1-2pm

Talk Recording available here
Decolonial Participatory Research - Diana Valencia
Duarte, University of Exeter

14/7/2022

2-4.30pm

Workshop  
Self-reflection and (un)learning as decolonial exercises - Lara Fricke and Rebecca Howarth, University of Exeter

18/7/2022

1-2.30pm

Workshop  

The Little White Lies: The Cross-Cultural Responses of the Globalisation of The White Jesus in Cinema
Dr Victoria Omotoso, The Queen's Foundation

19/7/2022

10-11am

Talk  

Reimagining Undergraduate Research: Student Agency through a Decolonial Lens - Larissa Kennedy, NUS

19/7/2022

11am-12pm

Talk Recording available here

Decolonising 'National' Heritage: How Indian Museums and Cultural Spaces are Addressing their Colonial Pasts - Shibani Das,
University of Exeter

19/7/2022

1-2pm

Talk Recording available here

More than Words Together: Representing and Presenting
Narratives with visual and digital stories as a creative, participatory approach - Laura Shobiye, University of Cardiff

21/7/2022

12-2pm

Workshop  

How a predominantly white faculty can empower
ethnic minority students - Musarrat Maisha Reza,
University of Exeter

28/7/2022

10-11.30am

Talk Recording available here

What does it mean to do decolonial research? - Dr Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence, IWDA

28/7/2022

12-1pm

Talk Recording available here