Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Welcome to the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

The Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies reflects significant interdisciplinary and cross-school interest in the histories and cultures of colonialism, and in postcolonial studies.

The Centre's remit includes:

  • acting as the forum for a seminar series and for more informal discussions of work in progress among its members
  • supporting existing and potential MA programmes
  • providing an intellectual 'home' for research students in both Arts and Humanities schools
  • hosting occasional international conferences and symposia
  • raising the profile of research at Sussex outside of the university
  • capitalising on Sussex's historic and existing strengths in postcolonial studies, area studies, and imperialism/colonialism.

At the core of these activities is a series of informal discussions of work in progress by the centre's members. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, register as an affiliate of the centre and join in an open consultation about its activities.

The Directors of the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies are Prof Alan Lester (Geography), Prof Steph Newell (English) and Geoff Quilley (Art History)

The Steering Committee is comprised in addition of: Dr Denise deCaires Narain (English) and Dr Fillipo Osella (Anthropology).