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

Gender/Sexuality

On the Continuing Significance of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to Postcolonial Theorizing by Asian Women

August 18th, 2013|

"The great goddesses confined as they are in temples then do not speak for subaltern Indian women; their representations speak so much of the elitest status of the upper-middle-class, upper-caste women."

Part 2: Armida: Bel canto’s Big and Tenor-Heavy Love Affair with Crusade and the Ever-Luring Trope of Oriental(ist) Exotic

August 18th, 2013|

"A truly imaginative production would have made a conscious effort to question at least some of the cultural stereotypes while this one dressed them all up with abandon."

Pictures from Buenos Aires meeting held in honor of Marcella Althaus-Reid

July 23rd, 2013|

Check out these pictures from the Buenos Aires meeting held in honor of Marcella Althaus-Reid!

Marcella Althaus-Reid: The Next Generation of Indecent Theologians

July 22nd, 2013|

"We need to continue to decenter North American and European postcolonial scholarship to welcome a new generation that comes from a multiplicity of contexts."

Buenos Aires Conference honors the memory of late Argentinean theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid

July 20th, 2013|

"The 'indecent' are those who do not embody rigid systems of moral codes. Those systems—in many cases—have been constructed to limit the life of the people."

On “Making Sense” and “Wounded”

July 17th, 2013|

"Often we do choose books by their covers, choose contents by whims of reviewers. I wonder if anyone reads these things, but, if just one person does, I hope you read this book: Wounded by Percival Everett."

Erasing Intersex: Christian Theology and Sexual Empire

July 13th, 2013|

"Intersex bodies may be 'colonized' by anthropologists who have caricatured them and surgeons who have inscribed sexed meaning onto them, but the Church exists as another colonizing body (this time, an institutional body) in the area of intersex."