Situating Decolonial Studies in Social Research

An AQUALM Workshop held in Leeds on 29th November 2022

Session Slides

The slides from this session are shared below:

Situating Decolonial Studies in Social Research Part1

Situating Decolonial Studies in Social Research Part2

Additionally, here is the reading list for the workshop:

Essential Reading Prior to Workshop

McKittrick, Katherine (2021). “The Smallest Cell Remembers a Sound”, in Katherine McKittrick (author) Dear Science and Other Stories, Duke University Press. DOI:  

Tuck, E. and K.W. Yang. (2014b). ‘R-Words: Refusing Research’ in D. Paris and M. T. Winn (Eds.) Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities. Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage Publications. 

Zavala, M. (2013). What do we mean by decolonizing research strategies? Lessons from decolonizing, Indigenous research projects in New Zealand and Latin America. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, and Society 2 (1): 55-71.

Further Reading

Denzin, Norman K., and Michael D. Giardina. (2007) Ethical Futures in Qualitative Research: Decolonizing the Politics of Knowledge. Left Coast Pr.  

Forrest, A and Nayak, S 2020, ‘‘Should I stay or should I go?’ Group-analytic training: inhabiting the threshold of ambivalence is a matter of power, privilege and position’, Group Analysis. 

Johnson, Azeezat (2018) Centring Black Muslim women in Britain: a Black feminist project, Gender, Place & Culture, 25:11, 1676-1680, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2018.1551785.  

Jones III, John Paul, Heidi J. Nast, and Susan M. Roberts, eds. Thresholds in Feminist Geography: Difference, Methodology, Representation. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997. 

Kovach, M. (2010). Conversation method in Indigenous research. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 5(1), 40-48. 

Lavallée, L. F. (2009) ‘Practical Application of an Indigenous Research Framework and Two Qualitative Indigenous Research Methods: Sharing Circles and Anishnaabe Symbol-Based Reflection’, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, pp. 21–40. doi: 10.1177/160940690900800103

Lincoln, Y. S. and González y González, E. M. (2008) ‘The Search for Emerging Decolonizing Methodologies in Qualitative Research: Further Strategies for Liberatory and Democratic Inquiry’, Qualitative Inquiry, 14(5), pp. 784–805. doi: 10.1177/1077800408318304

Maldonado-Torres, N. (2017). “The Decolonial Turn” In: Juan Poblete (ed) “New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power”. London:Routledge, 2017. 111-127. 

Mignolo, Walter D. Epistemic Disobedience, Independent Thought and De-Colonial Freedom.Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 26 (7-8): 1-23. 

Onuora, A. N. (2013) ‘HERstory Is OURstory: An Afro-Indigenous Response to the Call for “Truth” in Narrative Representation’, Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 13(5), pp. 400–407. doi: 10.1177/1532708613496391

Pihama, L., Smith, L. T., Evans-Campbell, T., Kohu-Morgan, H., Cameron, N., Mataki, T., … Southey, K. (2017). Investigating Māori approaches to trauma informed care. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 2(3), 18–31.

Said, Edward W (1979). Orientalism. London: Penguin, Introduction (p. 1-28). 

Shilliam, R. (2018) Black/Academia, in Bhambra, G. K, Nisancioglu, K., and Gebrial, D., eds. (2018) Decolonizing the University. Pluto Press, London.

Smith, G. H., & Smith, L. T. (2018). Doing indigenous work: Decolonizing and transforming the academy. In E. McKinley, & L. T. Smith (Eds.), Handbook of Indigenous Education (pp. 1075-1101). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1839-8_69-1 

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai (1999). Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Zed Books. 

Tuck, E. and Yang, K. W. (2014) ‘Unbecoming Claims: Pedagogies of Refusal in Qualitative Research’, Qualitative Inquiry, 20(6), pp. 811–818. doi: 10.1177/1077800414530265

Winn, M. T. & Paris, D. (2014) Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities. Sage Publications.