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Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization

Practical Tools for Improving Teaching, Research and Scholarship

Edited by Abby Day, Lois Lee, David S. P. Thomas and James Spickard

Published

May 6, 2022

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529216646

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 6, 2022

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529216660

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization

Despite progress, the Western higher education system is still largely dominated by scholars from the privileged classes of the Global North. This book presents examples of efforts to diversify points of view, include previously excluded people, and decolonise curricula.

What has worked? What hasn’t? What further visions do we need? How can we bring about a more democratic and just academic life for all?

Written by scholars from different disciplines, countries, and backgrounds, this book offers an internationally relevant, practical guide to ‘doing diversity’ in the social sciences and humanities and decolonising higher education as a whole.

Abby Day is Professor in Race, Faith and Culture in the Department of Sociology, at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Lois Lee is Principal Investigator on the Scientific Study of Non-religious Belief project at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and the Understanding Unbelief programme in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent.

David Thomas is Student Success Project Manager at the University of Kent.

James Spickard is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Redlands.

Introduction ~ Abby Day, Lois Lee, David Thomas and James Spickard;

Part I: Exploring the Wounds;

’Walking in As a Woman of Colour’: Decentring Sociological Teaching Practice at the University of Cambridge ~ Monica Moreno Figueroa and Manali Desai;

Everyday Visibility: Exploring the Impact of Visual Symbols of Inclusion in Everyday Practice in Higher Education ~ Michael Keenan;

Inclusion at Work? East Asians in Western Universities ~ Lin Ma and Aslak-Antti Oksanen;

Part II: Diversifying Curricula;

Decolonisation as a Reflexive Methodological Practice ~ Ali Meghji;

How Diverse is Your Reading List? Trepidation and Tips When Interrogating Curricula in Higher Education ~ Karen Schucan Bird;

Perceptions, Expectations and Pluralised Realities: Reflections on Building Staff/Student Partnerships through a Reading List Review ~ Dave Thomas;

Decolonizing Research Methods: Practices, Challenges and Opportunities ~ Sara Ewing;

Towards an Intersectional and Transformative Pedagogy of Gender-Based Violence ~ Denise Burton, El Finlay, and Rosemary Hancock;

Part III: Diversifying Universities;

Implementing Diversity, a Personal Reflection ~ Martin Stringer;

Race & Racialised Religion – Decolonizing the Law School ~ Suhraiya Jivraj;

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Projects in the University Context: Moving Scholarship and Policy into Practice ~ Alexandra Rodney, Belinda Leach, Gwen Chapman, and Samantha Brennan;

Part IV: Diversifying Scholarship;

Countering Homogeneity and Hegemony Through Publishing ~ Paige Mann;

Who We Cite: A Reflection on the Limits and Potentials of Citation Practices ~ Januschka Schmidt;

Part V: Overcoming Intellectual Colonialism;

Dealing with the Westernization of Chinese Higher Education: Evidence from a Social Science Department ~ Bolzonar Fabio;

Opportunities and Challenges in Integrating Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Diversity in International Studies Curriculum ~ Gretchen Abuso;

Critical pedagogies in the Arab World: Legal Education between National and Private Universities ~ Dina Haddad;

Locating the Humanities and the Social Sciences in Institutes of Law and Technology ~ Suchat Kumar;

Afterword: Where Do We Go from Here? ~ Abby Day, Lois Lee, David Thomas and James Spickard.