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Centre for Postcolonial Studies

Seeking to provide a forum for those engaged in pushing Postcolonialism into new domains.

Politics and International Relations

Inside the department

Welcome to the Centre for Postcolonial Studies.

Postcolonial theory is a flourishing field of enquiry at Goldsmiths, where it is taught and researched in most academic departments, including English and Comparative LiteratureTheatre & PerformanceSociologyMedia & CommunicationsCultural StudiesArtAnthropologyVisual CulturesMusic, and Politics. Two of the founding co-editors of the leading international journal in the field, Postcolonial Studies (Taylor & Francis), as well as the Managing Editor, are in the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths.

As postcolonial studies expanded beyond its origins in literary studies (and more generally, a concern with ‘representation’) to an engagement with epistemological, ethical and political questions, this interdisciplinary Centre was created and housed in the Politics Department. It draws upon scholars throughout Goldsmiths, and internationally, through its Advisory Boards. The Centre seeks to provide a forum for those engaged in pushing postcolonialism into new domains to meet, discuss, and to explore and disseminate new ideas, through seminars, colloquia, public events and conferences; and it engages in collaborative and joint work with other centres both inside the academy and without.

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