Welcome to the website for the Decolonise Sociology working group. The group was established on the 31st October 2017 to pursue the decolonisation of the Cambridge Sociology Department. The working group consists of student and faculty members, divided into four subcommittees...[read more]
Decolonising sociology involves a recognition of exploitative and excluded sociological knowledges, a reassessment of who and what counts as canonical within sociology, and a re-imagining for what constitutes sociological thought in the first place. [read more]
We’d love to hear from you about any ideas you might have to help advance the decolonisation agenda...[read more]
We're always looking for new content for our blog. You might want to write about your experiences, observations, or studies - all is welcome! Don't worry about word count...[read more]
This public meeting is part of a national tour of University campuses by UCU and Stand Up To Racism, and will bring together a variety of voices, from MPs to academics to activists. Join the conversation at 8 Mill Lane, Thursday 25th October at 6pm.
Dr Manali Desai discusses the 'post-colonial' turn in Sociology in the context of Indian nationalism, and emphasises the need to connect analyses to colonial histories and representative politics. You can read her blog article here.
In this event, organinsed by the Personal Histories Project and Trinity College BME Officer Richelle George, panellists reflect on their histories and experiences to investigate what it means to be a person of colour at the University of Cambridge. You can watch a video of the event here.
Professor Gurminder Bhambra will be delivering a lecture titled "A Postcolonial Rethinking of the State and Nation: From Comparative to Connected Sociologies", taking place from 12:30-2pm in Room B, 17 Mill Lane.
Varsity has over thirty articles on the different decolonisation initiatives at Cambridge University. You can browse them here.