International development

Decolonial Movements

Module code: 002ID2G
Level 6
30 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Not yet finalised

Colonial forms of power, knowledge and social ordering exist despite a broader move towards post-colonial societies. This module examines the historical and geographical context of colonialism and introduces decolonial political projects and intellectual traditions, predominantly from countries in the global South. The first section of the course will critically analyse key theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and decolonial thinking. The second section will address the question of how to decolonise knowledge. Finally, the last section will examine a number of emancipatory political struggles for decolonised futures – including indigenous, feminist, environmental and black movements – from the past and present.