Aims & scope

We are an open source publication and reading group investigating decolonial texts across disciplines.

Reading group

We meet monthly, often on the first Wednesday of each month, to hear from a speaker presenting their work, or others’.

Open source publication

We publish reflections on decolonial discourses that are critically located in the speaker/author’s place, moment and wider context.


How we work

Reading groups are usually published in three-month cycles on our site and invite a speaker to discuss selected discourses (journal articles, chapters, practices) as an introduction, before opening to a collaborative investigation with readers. There is often something to read/view before each reading group.

Reflective articles for our publication are then penned by reading group speakers within a month from the reading group date and feature the minutes from the discussion as a postscript.


This publication and reading group looks to nourish and support the ideas of new interdisciplinary scholars in dialogue with a wider public of academics, practitioners and policy makers. Like a reading group, it provides current and critical introductions to complex discourses by and for scholars investigating decoloniality while publishing concise articles for those looking for understanding, evidence and change.

Institutional support

READING DECOLONIALITY is supported in kind as well as receives small financial aid from the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), University of Warwick. In addition to covering the annual hosting fees, founding members of the group began decolonial discussions in their time at the IAS and new members still continue to be recruited from this base. The IAS, nor The University of Warwick, do not have any programme leadership of READING DECOLONIALITY.

READING DECOLONIALITY has an open membership whereby anyone (institutional affiliation or not) can read monthly articles and join monthly talks.


READING DECOLONIALITY began as the Decolonial/Postcolonial Working Group at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), University of Warwick in early 2021. This group was founded by Eloise Betrand, Giulia Champion, Nadeen Dakkak, Remi Dewiere, Will Fysh, Martha Gayoye, Luca Peretti and Doro Wiese and was soon joined by Claire French and Somak Biswas. More on its organisers and members are here.

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