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I've reached the stage in my career where I'm receiving invitations to speak about #EDI #Indigenization #Decolonization from the same institutions that also declined to interview me for TT positions... umm, let's unpack/unwind this with a meandering🧵
I need to be clear, as a white/white-coded MĂ©tis and Cree scientist, I experience relatively little marginalization, certainly non-comparable to other BIPOC scholars (perhaps more for my gay and two-spirit identities, especially when younger)
I recognize the privilege/advantage being white and male has afforded my education (that's a whole thread on its own) -- But I also see how my work with #EDI and esp. #Decolonization and #Indigenization of botany/science is simultaneously desired yet undervalued for advancement
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Like many others who have taught contemporary (#Islamic) thought I have had occasion to discuss in class The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity of Jurgen Habermas (b. 1929) 1/
I always felt that within his theory of communicative reason and the intersubjective ethics of the public sphere his treatment of religion and culture was ever wanting 2/
While his attachment to modifying and rehabilitating the #Enlightenment project was understandable given his generation and the experience of post WW2 Europe 3/
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Why we should walk away from using terms like "giving or capturing voice," in qualitative research. I hope you will read and share. #qualitativeresearch #highered #highereducation #critqual #educolor #decolonial #phdadvice #phdchat #phdlife #languagematters
1. First, the lineage and practices of qualitative research are grounded in western, global north sensibilities. Look at what is being used as dominant texts and who the authors are. Creswell and others rarely ever wrote a word thinking about people who look like me.
2. I've had to unlearn what was understood to be status quo, including the overwhelming amount of agency presumed by the researcher. I wrote about this in a book chapter titled, "Othering Research, Researching the Other (full text in ResearchGate).
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Those cheering #GandhiMustFall should recognize that they’re cheering a xenophobic and racist sentiment that is the opposite of #decolonial thinking. A thread on how to think about Gandhi’s anti-Black racism. 1/14
Gandhi was an elite, high caste Hindu from a conservative family. His father was a govt. administrator & while not wealthy, Gandhi benefitted from family connections. In 1888, aged 18, he left to study in the UK where he wore western clothing and embraced British customs. 2/14
As a young lawyer in British ruled S. Africa, Gandhi was a dutiful upholder of colonial values. Like most members of the subject races, he espoused racist views to uphold the petty privilege granted to such groups in colonial Africa. This is how divide and rule functioned. 3/14
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#Decolonising #Development must be approached against a dual background of (a) optimistic anticolonial pushbacks like #RhodesMustFall & (b) renewed, frantic & violent attempts to hold on to the 'white man's world' - @o_rutazibwa opens the last #SussexDev lecture of 2017 @IDS_UK
@o_rutazibwa @IDS_UK The 'bathwater' here is #development as a system (ideologies, institutions, practices) which we may need to get rid of; we need to fight the desire to hold on to 'development studies' even if it has given us our professional identities (and paychecks) @o_rutazibwa #SussexDev
@o_rutazibwa @IDS_UK The 'baby' in this story is the ideas, desires and energy - global #justice, #solidarity, #reparations - righting the past and present wrongs that persist 'after' colonialism (the end of which was never quite the rupture we sometimes imagine) - @o_rutazibwa #SussexDev
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