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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.

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A Catholic of Caribbean Descent Reflects on the Election of Pope Francis

March 18th, 2013|

"Moreover, his rise to power was extraordinary in that fully formed Jesuits take a vow not to pursue higher office within the order or the Church."

A Review of Luke A. Powery’s Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).

February 24th, 2013|

"The site of Powery’s homiletical inspiration is located primarily in two sources that have been a great means of hope in countless African American churches in the midst of painful suffering and death. The first reservoir for homiletics is the Spirituals."

On Richard Twiss: A Tribute

February 17th, 2013|

"Richard’s vision for decolonization extended to all peoples. He challenged Christian evangelical treatment of Palestinian peoples on the Trinity Broadcast Network (and was not invited back). He worked ceaselessly to build alliances with all peoples impacted by white supremacy and colonialism."

A Tale of Three Cities: A Review of Rashmi Varma’s The Postcolonial City and its Subjects: London, Nairobi, Bombay (New York and London: Routledge), 2012.

January 21st, 2013|

"To do so, she takes recourse to Frantz Fanon’s writings and sees the postcolonial city as a 'zone of occult instability' in which desire and power lock horns to produce a Manichean city, with its attendant dangers and potentialities."

On the Disciplining of Grief: The Affective Aftermath of Newtown

December 20th, 2012|

"Can we come to face ourselves in others and others in ourselves? Let us work to grieve in ways that won’t solidify exclusions on which violent tragedies rely in the first place."

Invisibility and Silence

December 16th, 2012|

"As a part-Native person with a “legitimate” claim to ancestry, this series of questions struck a chord with me. I don’t have a voice. I am either assumed to be white, or discredited because I am only part-Native. I don’t fit; I don’t have a voice."

A Graduate Student’s Top Five Picks: Joseph N. Goh

December 9th, 2012|

"Postcolonial critiques and recastings of theological themes are not theologoumenonic fads, but critiques and transformations of colonising methodologies and epistemologies in theology . . ."