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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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Plural Space

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.

Fruitvale Station: A Review

September 18th, 2013|

"How many times must we say enough is enough? How do we continue to mobilize information, resources, and outreach efforts to fight and raise awareness over these injustices?"

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."

A discussion on liberation theology from the Postcolonial Theology Network

August 12th, 2013|

What are the origins of liberation theology? What are the politics of discussing origins? How does racism shape our understanding of intellectual contributions and legacies?