Decolonisation resources

Publications, videos, toolkits, and more

Browse resources from LSE and beyond on decolonisation in higher education theory and practice

Each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it, in relative opacity.

Frantz Fanon

Resources from LSE

Media from LSE



  • Decolonising and the Question of Palestine (2021). Hosted by LSE's Department of Sociology and Decolonising Sociology, Rana Barakat, Muna Dajani, Mezna Qato, Omar Jabary Salamanca and Fran Tonkiss (Chair) explore the intellectual project of anti-racism and decolonisation in the context of Palestine. 
  • Decolonising the Global Publishing Industry (2021). Hosted by the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa and the Eden Centre, Dr Godwin Siundu, Dr Simidele Dosekun, Elizabeth Walker and Dr Ram Bhat (Chair) address the potential for new publishing models that overturn the dominance of Global North research.
  • Decolonising Academia (2021). Hosted by the Department of International Development, Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice, Akosua Adomako Ampofo discusses the process and challenges of fighting against systemic racism in academia and daily life.
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (2021) Hosted by the Department of Social Policy, the event is a conversation between Beverly Daniel Tatum and Minouche Shafik about the book 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' on the psychology of racism. 
  • Decolonising Development Studies (2021). Hosted by the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa and the Department of International Development, Dr Rosalba Icaza, Dr Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Dr Althea-Maria Rivas and Dr Eyob Balcha Gebremariam discuss how to redesign courses and classroom discussions.
  • Decolonising African Identities (2021). As part of the LSE Africa Summit 2021, Prof. Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Dr. Althea-Maria Rivas discuss whether an ‘African’ identity is a colonial imposition, an innate spiritual attribute or something in-between.
  • Malinowski, Decolonisation and Race (2021). Hosted by the LSE Library, a century after the publication of Argonauts of the Western Pacific, a panel recontextualises Malinowski in the context of colonialism.
  • For a Reparatory Social Science (2021). A collaboration of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity and the International Inequalities Institute, Professor Gurminder K. Bhambra and Dr Armine Ishkanian explore the social sciences’ failure to acknowledge the extent to which modern nation-states were bound up with relations of colonial extraction.
  • Exploring Academic Resistance to Decolonising the History Curriculum (2020). Led by Danielle Chavrimootoo, the webinar focused on a recent study undertaken to explore the barriers and academic resistance towards attempts to decolonise the undergraduate history curriculum at one institution.
  • Decolonising Middle East Studies? (2020) As part of LSE's Shape the World Festival 2020, Dr Sara Salem, Marral Shamshiri-Fard, Dr Sara Camacho Felix and Dr Michael Mason (Chair) interrogate some unexamined framings that shape, and arguably limit, our understanding of the ‘Middle East’.


Book reviews

Resources across the globe 




Other resources



To suggest additions to this page, please contact: