Postcolonialism, Feminism and the United Nations

Stephen McGlinchey, Rosie Walters and Dana Gold • Dec 2 2023 • Student Features

Whereas most coverage of the United Nations paints it as a well-intentioned organisation, critical theories such as postcolonialism and feminism offer a more nuanced take.

The Paradox(es) of Diasporic Identity, Race and Belonging

Benjamin Maiangwa • Aug 8 2023 • Articles

Those working through processes of decolonization, migration, and the restitution of land in settler and postcolonial societies now have access to a body of practical academic and experiential work.

The Activist Origins of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay’s International Thought

Shruti Balaji • Aug 4 2023 • Articles

Taking seriously the activist origins of anticolonial women’s international thought and in turn provincializing disciplinary binaries is essential to how we examine Third World activist women.

Interview – Swati Parashar

E-International Relations • Jul 14 2023 • Features

Swati Parashar discusses decolonising academia, intersectionality in IR, developments in feminist research and hopes for the future of postcolonial and feminist IR.

How are Textbooks in India Reproducing the Coloniality of Knowledge?

Annapurna Menon • Jun 28 2023 • Articles

In India, textbooks create a postcolonial citizen with limited control over their own history and the Hindu narrative is deemed acceptable, with alternatives being ‘othered’.

Fluid Encounters Between ‘East and West’: Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa in International Thought

Ravi Dutt Bajpai and Swati Parashar • May 4 2023 • Articles

The collaboration between Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa symbolizes the conference of ‘East’ and ‘West’, categories which are neither exclusive nor static.

Decolonising Conservation: Towards a Postcolonial Conservation Regime

Celine Germond-Duret • Jun 7 2022 • Articles

The post-2020 global biodiversity framework offers an opportunity to initiate a systemic change to endorse a right-based approach with Indigenous peoples as equal partners.


Stephen McGlinchey, Rosie Walters and Dana Gold • May 20 2022 • Online resources

For postcolonial scholars, an important endeavour is to highlight the colonial legacies that created current global inequalities and the neocolonial power structures that reproduce them.

Interview – Pierre Englebert

E-International Relations • Apr 2 2022 • Features

Pierre Englebert discusses African statehood, and how it interacts with the concept of secessionism, as well as the impact of colonialism on the political study of Africa.

Interview – Sankaran Krishna

E-International Relations • Nov 22 2021 • Features

Sankaran Krishna discusses decolonising the university, post- and decolonial approaches to research, democracy in India, and cricket.

Opinion – #arrestlucknowgirl: A Reminder of India’s Postcolonial Desire to Control Women

Ankita Rathour • Aug 18 2021 • Articles

We should begin engaging with postcolonial Indian feminist consciousness by denouncing violence strongly without universalizing a stand-alone issue.

Review – The Postcolonial African State in Transition

Sarah Then Bergh • Aug 12 2021 • Features

Amy Niang’s book takes up the urgent task of our collective postcolonial moment: to trace and critique historical trajectories, while finding in these the possibility to extract and abstract a plurality of modes of being, so as to create future imaginaries.

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