Based in the Social & Policy Sciences Department at the University of Bath, the DECkNO pop-up centre aims to explore the problem of Eurocentrism in the social sciences and to consider its socioeconomic, pedagogical and policy research implications. The new hub will engage with what Nelson Maldonado Torres calls the ‘decolonial turn’ in the world.
The centre aims to:
- Promote inter-disciplinary research on decolonial theory and practice
- Bring discussion of the coloniality of power and of knowledge to the forefront of research across the University
- Discuss the pedagogical need to decolonise the curriculum
- Bring a new angle to the teaching of Undergraduate and Postgraduate units
- Facilitate inclusion and equality via diversity
- Develop the epistemology of the south as a new insight into decolonising the social sciences, where the south is no a geographic south but an epistemological one (Santos)
Our researchers work with grassroots communities as well as aiming to attract major grants and undertake research projects funded by UK and EU Research Councils, other academic funders, Government departments, related public-sector bodies and international academic and non-academic organisations and Networks. We share knowledge and expertise through research publications, reports and policy briefings, conferences and other events.