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 […]
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 […]
My decolonial journey at the University of Exeter
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 […]
The importance of ethics of care when doing a decolonial work
Through decolonisation, we are trying to recover and heal together; students and staff are moving this conversation forward to sustain the work of decolonial complexity grounded in an ethical vision towards diversely situated worldviews.