Decolonial Research Methods: Resisting Coloniality in Academic Knowledge Production
Dr Leon Moosavi is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool. He delivered a series of online international seminars between October and December 2021.
The six-part series aimed to prompt researchers to reflect on the ways in which academic research may either reinforce or dislodge colonial discourses. Each event featured a presentation from a leading international scholar.
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Professor Vineeta Sinha, National University of Singapore
Presentation title: Annihilating the "savage slot" from anthropology: Materializing reflexive practices.
Professor Linda T. Smith, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney
Presentation title: Decolonising Research: Working Methods
Professor Walter Mignolo, Duke University
Presentation title: Decolonial Research Methods: A Planetary Conversation Beyond the North Atlantic (the Global East and the Global South).
Professor Sujata Patel, Umeå University
Professor Jeong-Eun Rhee, Long Island University
Presentation title: Decolonial Feminist Research: Haunting, Rememory, and Mothers
In addition to the six webinar recordings, this project produced a video with responses from attendees of the events.