[video] On the Ruins of Epistemicide

Decolonising Westernised Solidarity through Epistemic Blackness (JIAS Seminar) In Februari 2020 I embarked on a stimulating Writing Fellowship at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies (JIAS) in Johannesburg, South Africa. On 18 March 2020 I got the chance to present my work in progress – a monograph for the special book series Kilombo, of Rowman…

[Video] Interview Zwijgen is Geen Optie

In September 2019 I was blessed to sit down with Anthony Bosschem and Tom Mahy from Zwijgen is geen optie (‘Not speaking up is not an option’) – I forgot how gratifying it is to sit across from people who actually want to change the world and are interested in whatever you might have to contribute…

E-IR Black History Month Interviews

28 October 2019 — To celebrate Black History Month e-IR.info asked several scholars about race and IR: Do you think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate the research, ideas and histories of People of Colour, both conceptually and institutionally? What could be done better? Below is the interview edited by…

[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…

(Radio) Touché – te gast bij Friedl’ Lesage [Dutch]

Op 17 december 2017 was ik te gast bij Friedl’ Lesage in het radio 1 programma Touché. Happy memories. Killer soundtrack 😀 herbeluister hier Anthony Hamilton- Ain’t nobody worryin’ Stevie Wonder- Free Bob Marley – Redemption Song Nusrat fateh ali Khan & Eddie Vedder – The Face Of Love uit Soundtrack Dead Man Walking Lauryn…

Letter from my student. Why #DecolonisingEducation matters.

This is a letter I received from one of my graduating undergrad students in International Development Studies this July 21, 2017 at the University of Portsmouth. However deeply flattering (as well as resonating so much with my own journey) these words are to me personally, this ain’t no bragging exercise. I share my student’s words…

Migration and the Need to Decolonize (Hegemonic Thought)

(This short piece was written in the Summer of 2016 for the Global Dialogues publication of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg, Germany during my visiting Fellowship there. You find the full publication here.) Looking at the world from and in Europe today, the old continent seems to be grappling with…

[MO*Column] Radicale Vervreemding

Waarom pendelproblemen zwaarder wegen dan de afbraak van sociale zekerheid. (verscheen 27 januari 2016 op mo.be) Op 15 januari zou Martin Luther King (MLK) 87 kaarsjes hebben uitgeblazen. Het mocht niet zijn, maar de man is zoveel jaar later gelukkig nog niet vergeten. Zo hebben de Amerikanen elke tweede maandag van januari – zo dicht…

[MO*Column] Tussen Gisteren & Morgen #BeyondColonialAmnesia

(deze column verscheen op 28 december 2015 op mo.be) Ik gebruik niet vaak alle letters van een vloekwoord op Facebook, maar toen ik las dat Brussel zich opmaakte voor een viering van Leopold II op 17 december kon ik me niet inhouden. WTF?! En: ‘are you fucking kidding me?!?’. Ik kon er niet bij dat…