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Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization

Practical Tools for Improving Teaching, Research, and Scholarship

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

Published

May 19, 2022

Page count

284 pages

ISBN

978-1529216646

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 19, 2022

Page count

284 pages

ISBN

978-1529216660

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 19, 2022

Page count

284 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 decolonize 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.

“A godsend for those who are thirsty for honest clarity and a ‘how to’ guide in a sea of woke buzz words and hollow declarations on decolonizing, diversity and inclusion.” Heidi Safia Mirza, University College London

Introduction: Why Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Matter - Abby Day, Lois Lee, Dave S.P. Thomas, and James Spickard

Part I: Changing Universities

Negotiating Diversity, a Personal Reflection - Martin Stringer

Demystifying the ‘Decolonising’ and ‘Diversity’ Slippage: Reflections from Sociology - Ali Meghji, Seetha Tan, and Laura Wain

Doing Diversity Inclusively: ‘East Asians’ in Western Universities - Lin Ma

This Island’s Mine: University Teaching as Inclusive Dramaturgy - Danny Braverman

Emergent Tensions in Diversity and Inclusion Work in Universities: Reflections on Policy and Practice - Samantha Brennan, Gwen Chapman, Belinda Leach, and Alexandra Rodney

Part II: Diversifying Curricula

How ‘Diverse’ is Your Reading List? Tools, Tips, and Challenges - Karen Schucan Bird

Perceptions, Expectations, and Pluralised Realities: Reflections on Building Staff–Student Partnerships Through a Reading List Review - Dave S.P. Thomas

Decolonizing Research Methods: Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities - Sara Ewing

Towards an Intersectional Feminist Pedagogy of Gender-Based Violence - Denise Buiten, Ellen Finlay, and Rosemary Hancock

Part III: Diversifying Research and Scholarship

How Would a World Sociology Think? Towards Intellectual Inclusion - James Spickard

Whom We Cite: A Reflection on the Limits and Potentials of Critical Citation Practices - Januschka Schmidt

Scholarship in a Globalized World: The Publishing Ecosystem and Alternatives to the Oligopoly - Paige Mann

Part IV: Overcoming Intellectual Colonialism

Dealing with the Westernisation of Chinese Higher Education: Evidence from a Social Science Department - Fabio Bolzonar

Opportunities and Challenges in Integrating Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Diversity in International Studies - Gretchen Abuso

Decolonial Praxis beyond the Classroom: Reflecting on Race and Violence - Federico Settler

Epilogue: What We Have Learned - Abby Day, Lois Lee, Dave S.P. Thomas, and James Spickard