Decolonizing Research: An Approach to Writing for Students

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November 5, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Research and Methodology

The Liberal Studies Student Association at the New School for Social Research is excited to share an upcoming workshop about decolonizing research. This workshop is part of the student-created speaker series "Afro and Indigenous Futures," which asks the question, "What will a decolonial future look like?"


EDI (equality, diversity, and inclusion), anti-racist, and anti-colonial objectives are and will continue to be important elements of ethical research and writing practice. While staff have numerous resources and guides at hand, less is available to students wanting to ensure their own work is reflective of these objectives. This workshop will take students through some of the major principles of EDI, anti-racist, anti-colonial research, and writing practice specifically with respect to how this approach can be concretely integrated into their work and form anti-racist and future-oriented modes of thought.

Dr. Tina Sikka will be leading this event. The first half will consist of a talk, while the second will consist of a workshop. Participants should read an article beforehand, which will be provided after registration for the event.
Dr. Sikka is currently a Lecturer in Media, Culture, and Heritage at the University of Newcastle in the UK. Her current research interests include the ways in which gender and culture intersect with science and technology using food and environmental technologies as case studies. She also has expertise in sexuality studies in the areas of consent, gender-based violence, and restorative justice.  She previously taught Communication and other Social Science courses at Fraser International College, Simon Fraser University, and other institutions across the Lower Mainland, British Columbia. Dr. Sikka completed a 2 year SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Simon Fraser University in 2012 after completing a PhD. in Communication and Culture from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Attendees will receive access to the Zoom link and assigned reading via email once they register. 

Register here.

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Keywords: Decolonization