Our Mission

Postcolonial Networks brings together scholars, activists, and leaders with the urgency of a movement to foster decolonized relationships, innovative scholarship, and social transformation.

Joseph Duggan

About Joseph Duggan

Episcopal scholar-priest who is not ashamed of his "Anglican" heritage as it recovers the precolonial roots of Anglicanism. Imitating these Anglican roots Joe seeks the spatial privilege to be in the midst of radically opposing identities that disturb facile notions of unity resisting ideological notions of divinity. Founder of the Postcolonial Theology Network (PTN) on Facebook in Sept 2008; founder of Postcolonial Networks in February 2010 that includes the PTN website, the future postcolonial theologies-theories journal to be launched with Mario Aguilar Benitez at University of St. Andrew's within the next year and Widow's Mite, a foundation to enable cutting edge postcolonial scholarship (2011). The PTN initiates research networks around the world to produce high quality publications in disciplines that have historically not prioritized postcolonial research. Recent and future meetings include the first postcolonial Anglican critique of Church of England's mission of producing foreign parts (May 2008); bridging postcolonial theologies and theories in India (Jan 2010); developing a distinctive evangelical approach to postcolonial theology (Oct 2010); examine Edinburgh 1910 from a postcolonial mission theology perspective (Nov 2010) and integrate postcolonial and queer theologies and theories to honor Marcella Althaus-Reid, author of Indecent Theology (TBD 2011 with Mario Aguilar Benitez at University of St. Andrew's Scotland). Spouse-partner with Stefani Schatz, Episcopal priest and Rector of a large urban parish in Reno, Nevada. As busy as we are we share an evening meal four out of seven nights each week and enjoy cooking, travel and board games.

The Next Evangelicalism – Soong-Chan Rah

April 13th, 2010|

by Soong-Chan Rah, InterVarsity Press, 2009, ISBN: 9780830833603.

In a provocative volume intended 'to bring reconciliation and renewal to the church in America', Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Milton B. Engebretson Assistant Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Seminary, argues that though much of contemporary evangelicalism is captive to western, white culture, the next […]

Making A Way Out of No Way by Monica Coleman

April 13th, 2010|

Making a Way Out of No Way: a womanist theology, by Monica A. Coleman Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2008. Pbk. $21. ISBN 978-0-80066-293-6
Monica Coleman is at the vanguard of the third generation of Womanist theological scholarship in the US. It is the opinion of this reviewer that she is one of the ‘rising stars’ in the […]

Review of Steven Shakespeare’s “Derrida and Theology”

April 12th, 2010|

Shakespeare, Steven. Derrida and Theology. New York: T&T Clark, 2009.

A book review is a repetition of sorts, an attempt to re-view instead of simply view a text as a finished work or totalizing whole. The reviewer attempts a trace of textual moves, hopefully breaking open their logics for new modes of engagement, lifting up the […]

The New Peasantries

March 7th, 2010|

I never thought of the word ‘peasant’ as a compliment, but to many people around the world it has become a badge of honour. I was unaware of the extensive literature that champions peasantry as an antidote to the distortions that globalisation and empire bring to farming.

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March 7th, 2010|

Am I going crazy? I have always been the kid who loved big-budget, effects driven films so much, I would spend endless hours debating with so-called "academics" regarding what deeper meanings can be gleaned from such films as Clash of the Titans, Spiderman, any of the Star Treks, and even Return of the Sith.