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.

Mrinalini Sebastian on Gayatri Spivak’s “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

January 29th, 2014|

Listen to our resident teacher, Mrinalini Sebastian, discuss Gayatri Spivak's famous, though not always understood, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" Join the conversation today with your questions and comments!

Listening to the World: The Need for Postcolonial Literature in the Secondary Classroom

January 6th, 2014|

"If we start teaching information that has very little context for learners in the United States, we as educators focus on difference and can end up “othering” an entire nation, the most significant pitfall of teaching postcolonial texts."

Remembering José Esteban Muñoz

December 8th, 2013|

"I encountered the work of José Esteban Muñoz early in my work, as I was searching for the voices of queer of color cultural critique to influence my own pursuits within decolonized liberation theologies."

Keeping the Match Lit for a Queer Future: Remembering José Estaban Muñoz

December 8th, 2013|

"The absence of his voice is a great loss. The coverage, perspective, and sheer inspiration of thought must be taken up as a charge for the next generation. His work must now live on in others."

Mind-Work Body-Work; or, does a black man wearing glasses seem less threatening than a black man who is not wearing glasses?

November 5th, 2013|

"What would it look like for us to lift up body-work or integrate mind-work and body-work into a single expression?"

A Critical Reflection on Seminary Education

November 5th, 2013|

"We must learn what the earth meant to those native to this land, the people that have been studying it for thousands of years. In a western constructed reality Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) comes off as myth and folklore, but what is the difference between western science and TEK?"

Joseph F. Duggan on performing church from a decolonial vantage

October 6th, 2013|

Joe emphasizes that decolonial/postcolonial work means that we make different choices about the way we congregate and perform church.