About the Centre

Welcome to the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Postcolonial theory is a flourishing field of enquiry at Goldsmiths, where it is taught and researched in most academic departments, including English and Comparative Literature, Theatre & Performance, Sociology, Media & Communications, Cultural Studies, Art, Anthropology, Visual Cultures, Music, and Politics. Two of the founding co-editors of the leading international journal in the field, Postcolonial Studies (Taylor & Francis), as well as the Managing Editor, are in the Politics Department at Goldsmiths.

As postcolonial studies expanded beyond its origins in literary studies (and more generally, a concern with ‘representation’) to an engagement with epistemological, ethical and political questions, this interdisciplinary Centre was created and housed in the Politics Department. It draws upon scholars throughout Goldsmiths, and internationally, through its Advisory Boards. The Centre seeks to provide a forum for those engaged in pushing postcolonialism into new domains to meet, discuss, and to explore and disseminate new ideas, through seminars, colloquia, public events and conferences; and it engages in collaborative and joint work with other centres both inside the academy and without.

About This Site and Contact Us

This site will allow you to explore some of the past events, collaborations and seminar series the Centre for Postcolonial Studies has hosted, as well as provide a means of communicating with us on future offerings. For further information, please contact the Director of the Centre, Professor Sanjay Seth, and the deputy Directors, David L Martin and Francisco Carballo by leaving your details in the form below.

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