[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…

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…

Afscheid van Integratie [Speech/TEXT] – Open Forum Dag

Keynote Speech tijdens de Open Forum Dag van het Minderheden Forum – 29 maart 2014, Vlaams Parlmenent, Brussel. Proloog Laat me beginnen met het volgende: ik ben heel blij dat ik het woord tot jullie mag richten vandaag, en dit op de hoogdag van het Minderhedenforum. Het is al even geleden dat ik in het…