On Babies and Bathwater – full TEXT

On December 7th 2017 I gave a Sussex Development Lecture in which I offer a conversation between personal experiences, reflections and decolonial scholarship to reflect on the fundamental, practical, institutional and epistemological implications of recognising the coloniality in the international development project. When we seek to part with the coloniality but not with the desire…

[Video] On Babies and Bathwater: Decolonising Development Studies

In this Sussex Development Lecture (7 December 2017), I offer a conversation between personal experiences, reflections and decolonial scholarship to reflect on the fundamental, practical, institutional and epistemological implications of recognising the coloniality in the international development project. When we seek to part with the coloniality but not with the desire and imperative of global…

Het bruingemaakte vrouwenlijf: intiem kruispunt van geweld

(This essay was first published online on March 1st 2017 on MO*.be and written for the Spring print edition of MO* Magazine.) Er is een bijna obsessionele aandacht voor “de bevrijding van moslimvrouwen” in Europa, maar tegelijk lijkt men vaak niet geïnteresseerd in de vraag of al die aandacht islamitische en gekleurde vrouwen echt vooruithelpt….