School of Social and Political Science

Workshop III: Decolonising Feminist Knowledge


Reverberations of the call to decolonise are being felt in academia across the globe today, with debates about what constitutes knowledge, how knowledge is produced, whose knowledge counts, and why to democratise the curriculum taking centre-stage. As feminist scholars, ensuring that our research methodologies and pedagogical strategies are as diverse and inclusive as possible is central to our engagement within the academy. This workshop focused specifically on decolonising feminist knowledge, a theme particularly apt to the wider Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives project and collaboration between Northern and Southern feminists. The aim of this day-long workshop was to bring together early career and established scholars interested in engaging with the methodological and pedagogical challenges faced in the process of decolonising feminist research and/or teaching.

This workshop was co-sponsored by the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for South Asian Studies, GenderED, and Sociology, and held at the University of Edinburgh. 

Missed our workshop? Check out the workshop programme, abstracts and presentations below:

Decolonising Feminist Knowledge Art Mural 

Kamya Choudhary, Megan Harrington and Cat Wayland, three PhD students from the School of Social and Political Science, received a grant from the Principal’s Office, making possible an art mural by Raquel Durán on the workshop theme.

To find out more about our vision and rationale to having an arts-based element to our otherwise academically intensive day-long line up, see:

To find out more about our doctoral scholars' experience of co-organising the workshop, see: