A few months ago I started a small-scale PhD project, looking at the impact of a 'Why is my Curriculum White'? campaign undertaken within an English university. Since then I have spent time reflecting on the findings, and my position as a white researcher of privilege. The first of my podcasts introduces some of these themes, drawing on the work of Sara Ahmed and Barbara Applebaum. The second looks more closely at curriculum colonisation and starts to explore what can be done. I would love to hear your comments and thoughts.
Ahmed, S. 2017. Living a Feminist Life. London: Duke University Press.
Applebaum, B. 2010. Being White, Being Good. New York: Lexington Books.
Hall, R. and Smyth, K. 2016 Dismantling the Curriculum in Higher Education. Open Library of Humanities, 2(1), pp. 1–28.
Maldonado-Torres, N. (2016). Ten Theses on Coloniality and Decoloniality. [Online]. Available at: http://frantzfanonfoundation-fondationfrantzfanon.com/IMG/pdf/maldonado-torres_outline_of_ten_theses-10.23.16_.pdf [Accessed 2 June 2018].
Patel, L. (2016). Decolonising Educational Research: From Ownership to Answerability. New York: Taylor and Francis.
Reflections part one:
Reflections part two: