Staff and Advisory Board


Meet the Staff and Advisory Board who are part of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies.

Sanjay Seth

Professor Sanjay Seth, Director

Professor Sanjay Seth has published in the fields of modern Indian history, political and social theory, postcolonial theory and international relations. He is particularly interested in how modern European ideologies, and modern Western knowledge more generally, ‘travelled’ to the non-Western world- and what effects this had both on the non-Western world, and on modern, Western knowledge.

His current work is focused on whether the presumptions that inform our modern knowledge are ‘universal’, meaning adequate to all times and places- as is usually supposed- or whether they are in fact parochial, presumptions that are specifically modern and Western but that illegitimately pass themselves off as universal. He often uses his Indian archive to raise and pursue these broad social, cultural and epistemological questions.

Dr David L Martin

Dr David L Martin, Co-Director

Dr David Martin is a committed interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in the fields of politics, art history, postcolonial theory, cultural geography, medical humanities and the history of religion. Far from distracted wanderings, these interdisciplinary concerns coalesce sharply around questions of politics and vision. In particular, he is concerned with the embodied nature of vision.

More than just an effort to put back what the map erases, he is interested in how counter-mapping can be an attempt to reconfigure the political through/against representation, and how this encounters and evolves through processes of the everyday.

Francisco Carballo

Francisco Carballo, Co-Director

Francisco Carballo joined the Politics Department at Goldsmiths in 2012. Since 2014, he has held the position of Deputy Director of The Centre for Postcolonial Studies. His formal training is in sociology, political theory and cultural studies. He previously taught at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His current research addresses three different yet interconnected areas of inquiry.

Francisco Carballo is currently preparing a book on decolonial politics with Argentinean theorist Walter Mignolo.  In both his teaching and his research, he pays close attention to the way in which the language of politics is periodically reinvented through culture and the arts. 

International Advisory Board

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