Project: Innovative Methodologies and Methodological Innovation

We asked participants at our March 2024 workshop for the readings that have inspired their thinking on decolonial and feminist methodologies in social research. These are their suggestions:

  • Aziz Patel, Shaista (2022) ‘Talking Complicity, Breathing Coloniality: Interrogating Settler-Centric Pedagogy of Teaching About White Settler Colonialism’, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 19(3): 211–230.
  • Betasamosake Simpson, Leanne (2016) ‘Indigenous Resurgence and Co-Resistance’, Critical Ethnic Studies, 2(2): 19–34.
  • Björkdahl, Annika, and Johanna Mannergren Selimovic (2021) ‘Methodologies for Feminist Peace Research’, in Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research, Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429024160-5.
  • Chen, Mel Y., Alison Kafer, Eunjung Kim and Julie Avril Minich (2023) Crip Genealogies, Duke University Press.
  • Das, Veena (2006) Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary, University of California Press.
  • Day, Iyko (2015) ‘Being or Nothingness: Indigeneity, Antiblackness, and Settler Colonial Critique’, Critical Ethnic Studies, 1(2): 102–121.
  • Enloe, Cynthia H. (1990) Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics, University of California Press.
  • Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Swati Parashar (2021) ‘The master’s ‘outlook’ shall never dismantle the master’s house’, International Politics Review 9: 286-291.
  • Gal, Susan (1989) ‘Between Speech and Silence: The Problematics of Research on Language and Gender’, IPrA Papers in Pragmatics, 3(1): 1–38.
  • Galeano, Eduardo ([1971] 2009), Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, Scribe Publications.
  • Gani, Jasmine K., and Rabea M. Khan (2024) ‘Positionality statements as a function of coloniality: Interrogating reflexive methodologies’, International Studies Quarterly 68(2): sqae038.
  • Hagen, Jamie J., Ilaria Michelis, Jennifer Philippa Eggert and Lewis Turner (2023) ‘Learning to Say “No”: Privilege, Entitlement and Refusal in Peace, (Post)Conflict and Security Research’, Critical Studies on Security 11(2): 126–144.
  • Haraway, Donna J. (1988) ‘Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism as a Site of Discourse on the Privilege of Partial Perspective’, Feminist Studies 14(3): 575–599.
  • Hernando, Almudena (2017) The Fantasy of Individuality: On the Sociohistorical Construction of the Modern Subject, Springer.
  • hooks, bell ([1994] 2006) Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, Routledge.
  • Hunt, Sarah and Cindy Holmes (2015) ‘Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics’, Journal of Lesbian Studies 19(2): 154–172.
  • Jakimow, Tanya (2022) ‘Vulnerability as Ethical Practice: Dismantling Affective Privilege and Resilience to Transform Development Hierarchies’, Third World Quarterly, 43(3): 617–633.
  • Krause, Peter and Ora Szekely (eds.)(2020) Stories from the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science, Columbia University Press.
  • Lorde, Audre (2007) Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, Crossing Press.
  • Lowenstein, Anthony (2023) The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World, Verso.
  • Lugones, María (2010) ‘Toward a Decolonial Feminism’, Hypatia 25(4): 742–759.
  • Lugones, María (2016) ‘The Coloniality of Gender’, in The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development, edited by Wendy Harcourt, 13–33, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mbembe, Achille (2001) On the Postcolony, University of California Press.
  • Mignolo, WD and Walsh, CE 2018, On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, and Praxis, Duke University Press.
  • Minh-ha, Trinh T. (2009) Women, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism, Indiana University Press.
  • Mohanty, Chandra Talpade (1984) ‘Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses’, Boundary 2, 12/13, 333–358.
  • Mohanty, Chandra (2003) Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity, Duke University Press.
  • Moreton-Robinson, Aileen ([2000] 2020), Talkin’ Up to The White Women: Indigenous Women and Feminism, University of Queensland Press.
  • Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo (2018) Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization, Routledge.
  • Nnaemeka, Obioma (ed.)(1996) Sisterhood, Feminisms, and Power: From Africa to the Diaspora, Africa World Press.
  • Ortbals, Candice D. and Lori Poloni-Staudinger (2014) Fieldwork and Interviewing: Researching Terrorism and Gender and Negotiating Interpersonal Relations and Human Subjects, SAGE Publications.
  • Povinelli, Elizabeth A. (2002) The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism. Duke University Press.
  • Puar, Jasbir K. (2017) The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, Duke University Press.
  • Ribeiro, Djamila (2019) Lugar de Fala (‘Place of Speech’), Feminismos Plurais series, Editra Jandaíra.
  • Said, Edward W. ([1978] 2021) Orientalism, Penguin Books.
  • Scott, James C. (1999) Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, Yale University Press.
  • Shilliam, Robbie. (2015) The Black Pacific: Anti-Colonial Struggles and Oceanic Connections, Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Taiwo, Olufemi (1993) ‘Colonialism and Its Aftermath: The Crisis of Knowledge Production’, Callaloo 16(4): 891–908
  • Tamale, Sylvia (2020) Decolonization and Afro-Feminism, Daraja Press.
  • Trouillot, Michel-Rolph (2015) Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History, Beacon Press.
  • Tuhiwai Smith, Linda (2021) Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (3rd ed.). Zed Books.

Workshop Participants

Myra Abubakar, Kirsten Ainley, Lily Atkinson, Sulagna Basu, Caitlin Biddolph, James Blackwell, Alba Rosa Boer Cueva, Felicitas Bran, Charlotte Carney, Beatriz Carrillo García, Tanja Dittfeld, Cristina Enjuto, Serena Ford, Keshab Giri, Fiona Goggins, Cait Hamilton, Jihyun Kim, Mamta Sachan Kumar, Amra Lee, Kerrie Lyons, Georgette Matthews, Philip McKibbin, Aryana Mohmood, Katherine Newman, Marcus Phillip Paul, Sian Perry, Manita Raut, Shivangi Seth, Laura J. Shepherd, Natalie Jane Thomas, Ngoc Lan Tran, Diana Tung, Nuri Widiastuti Veronika.

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