Introduction This piece explores the effect of mixed-race heritage and adoption on a person’s identity. Three anonymous authors have contributed to the work, each with varying intersections between these two experiences. These are: • Adopted, not mixed-race, and raised in a family who look visibly different to themselves• Adopted, mixed-race, and raised in a family […]
An Open Letter by staff at the University of Exeter We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people as they face continuing bombardment of the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces, dispossession in Sheikh Jarrah by settlers and the Israeli state, and the brutality of coordinated violent assaults within ‘48 Palestine. We also stand […]
Click here to read this article in English Durch meine Schulzeit, in der ich in drei verschiedenen Sprachen (Englisch, Deutsch und ein bisschen Malaiisch) unterrichtet wurde, erkannte ich schon früh, dass Geschichte so unterschiedlich und widersprüchlich ist wie die Sprachen, in denen sie unterrichtet wurde. Das veranlasste mich dazu im Laufe meines Studiums zu Übungszwecken […]
Last week, IICE was pleased to promote A conversation with Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé: on impasse, internationalism and radical change – a joint meeting of IAIS, the European Centre for Palestine Studies and the Exeter Decolonising Network. The sell-out conversation, introduced by Dr Katie Natanel (Gender Studies) and chaired by Professor Sajjad Rizvi (Islamic Intellectual History and Islamic Studies) and Colter Louwerse (MPhil/Phd student […]
This reflection and intervention is written by Neha Shaji, one of our Student Fellows. On Discomfort In 2020, The Wire India wrote an article about how the caste system was wielded in the country’s prisons as a tool for occupational hierarchy and segregation. This rule, alongside several others, was established in the colonial Prisons Act […]
In this post, Pakhtun Pakistani, Madiha Abbas (MA) and Indigenous Kabyle, Riadh Ghemmour (RG) engage in a reflexive and critical dialogue to speak about how the use of certain hegemonic languages in a decolonial work might re-inscribe power and forms of coloniality and disregard minoritised communities’ cultural and linguistic heritage. Whilst doing so, we ponder […]
I love research. I think research changes us as humans including our social conditions, but are [we] doing it right? I started my MSc in education research in 2017 at the Graduate School of Education (University of Exeter) leading to a PhD route after completion. I vividly remember the research inputs and knowledge which I […]
Students are not just integral to the process of academic decolonisation but rather active potential participants within it.