On 30th Jan 2018, Professor Gurminder Bhambra delivered a lecture titled "A Postcolonial Rethinking of the State and Nation: From Comparative to Connected Sociologies", which was hosted by the Department of Sociology.
On 31st October 2017, approximately 200 students and several staff members converged outside the Senate House in a rally to show support for the decolonisation of Cambridge University, as well as solidarity with CUSU Women's Officer Lola Olufemi after being targeted in the Mail and the Telegraph. Read the student demands in full here.
The Student Newspaper Varsity has over eighty articles on the different decolonisation initiatives at Cambridge University. You can browse them here.
Welcome to the website for the Decolonise Sociology working group. The group was established on the 31st October 2017 to pursue the decolonisation of the Cambridge Sociology Department. The working group consists of student and faculty members, divided into four subcommittees...[read more]
Decolonising sociology involves a recognition of exploitative and excluded sociological knowledges, a reassessment of who and what counts as canonical within sociology, and a re-imagining for what constitutes sociological thought in the first place. [read more]
Our six areas of focus are:
The Outreach and Activism subcommittee aims to link up with different liberation initiatives to support decolonisation work across the University.
The Curriculum Reform subcommittee is working on the better integration of authors from the global south across the sociology curricula, not as token authors but as required reading.
The Workshops and Training subcommittee is developing workshops on anti-racist pedagogy and training on racism awareness, with the aim to run pilots in the Sociology Department that can later be presented to other Departments.
The Communications subcommittee is responsible for keeping the Decolonise Sociology working group in touch with the Sociology Department, and maintaining this website.