The Decolonial Researcher (join a waiting list)



Organised by:

The University of Manchester


Dr Leon Moosavi


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Sandra Gogacz -


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The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester


This course will offer an in-depth exploration of decolonising academia by asking: What are the possibilities when it comes to decolonial research? 

This one-day course will be split into four sections: 

  1. Examining the decolonial critique of academia. This will involve exploring some of the main themes found within decolonial scholarship and activism with a specific focus on the decolonial critique of social science research. 
  2. Exploring some of the key predecessors of decolonial research which have had a significant impact on current thinking about decolonial research. More specifically, consideration will be given to the relationship between feminist research, Indigenous research, and decolonial research. 
  3. Considering various strategies which have been suggested to decolonise research. This will involve discussing some of the practical strategies that may be used when trying to produce decolonial research. 
  4. Offering a critique of decolonial research. This will involve recognising the limitations of decolonial research which make it an imperfect approach to conducting research. 


The course will be delivered in an interactive workshop format which will involve a mixture of lecture-style teaching, interactive large-group discussions, and small-group conversations. 

This course is aimed at doctoral researchers and others with a keen interest in the topic. 

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be well-versed in the decolonial critique of academia, particularly in relation to social science research.
  • Be able to identify the core principles and strategies which constitute decolonial research.
  • Be prepared to offer a lucid critique of decolonial research.


The course will take place at the University of Manchester between 10am-5pm 

Please note, lunch will not be provided




The fee per teaching day is £35 per day for students / £75 per day for staff working for academic institutions, Research Councils and other recognised research institutions, registered charity organisations and the public sector / £250 per day for all other participants. In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of its cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

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Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research, Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis, Decolonial research, Philosophy of Social Science, Indigenous Methodology, Research Ethics

Related publications and presentations:

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research
Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis

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