Understanding the Mixed experience: exploring terms and widening perspectives

by Anthony Lynch Introduction If you know me at all, you know that I talk a lot about the mixed experience. Obviously, being mixed, I gain personal satisfaction from exploring my everyday experiences. However, I don’t just write about the mixed experience for trauma-dumping and identity-formulating purposes. As the mixed population continues to increase, you […]

Reflection on Adoption and Mixed-Race Experiences

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 […]

In Solidarity with Palestine

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 […]

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The Role of Translation in Decolonial Work (German | English)

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 […]

Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé: On Impasse, Internationalism and Radical Change

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 […]

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Some Difficult Questions: On Discomfort, Institutional Activism and Anger

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 […]

The White Masks We Adorn: Reclaiming Language Through Decolonisation

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 […]