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Postcolonial Imaginaries

FCCS research in “Postcolonial Imaginaries” engages with the theoretical, methodological, and practical implications of the critique of colonial, neocolonial, and imperial power relations, from historical, contemporary, and comparative perspectives. Our research pertains to themes of Indigeneity, settler culture, globalization, transnationalism, diasporas, race, identity, gender, and class. Our work focuses on the politics of language and representation, in the larger context of systems of belief and knowledge. These themes are explored in literature, performance, art and visual culture, media and other cultural productions. Our research engages with practices of social justice, anti-colonization, decolonization and resistance.

Alterknowledge Discussion Series

The AlterKnowledge discussion series brings together faculty and/or students affiliated with the Cultural Studies Program at UBC’s Okanagan campus and members of the Kelowna community to foster discussions about topics related to Culture, Power, and Identity.

The AlterKnowledge Discussion Series is organized by Allison Hargreaves and David Jefferess. Click here for more information.

Postcolonial Imaginaries Faculty Researchers

Suzanne Gott
African Visual Culture; Gender; Performance; Transculturalism

Lisa Grekul
Contemporary Canadian & Diasporic Literature; Postcolonial/Diasporic Theory

Jennifer Gustar
UK Transculturalism; Gender & Contemporary Literature; Literature of South Asia & the Diaspora

Allison Hargreaves
Indigenous Literature & Theory; Indigenous Feminisms; Anti-violence Discourse; Settler Studies/Reconciliation

David Jefferess
Postcolonial Literature &Theory; Humanitarian/Development Discourses; Alter-Globalization/Decolonlization; Settler Studies/Reconciliation

Daniel Keyes
Whiteness, Anglo Canadian Nationalism; Performativity

Ruthann Lee
Media and Activism, Anti-Colonial Feminisms, Queer Theory

 

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