October 4: Understanding a university as a colonial institution


Vicente Diaz


Arvind, Maile, Eve Tuck, and Angie Morrill. 2013. "Decolonizing Feminism: Challenging Connections between Settler Colonialism and Heteropatriarchy." Feminist Formations 25:1 (Spring), 8-34.

Sabiston, Leslie and Didier M. Sylain. 2016. "Give and Take" Savage Minds. Decolonizing Anthropology series. 27 Sept. 

Todd, Zoe. 2016. "An Indigenous Feminist's Take on the Ontological Turn: 'Ontology' is just another word for Colonialism." Journal of Historical Sociology 29, 4-22. 

Understanding Universities as Colonial Institutions

Key Questions

What is indigenous feminist scholarship?

What kinds of questions is it raising of academic practice in general?

How do its concerns speak to, if not challenge, your understanding of your field, discipline, or your understanding of broader academic culture?