Project Details

Description

Decolonising Feminism was a collaborative project supported by a QR Global Challenges Research Fund award and led by Rachel Carroll (Teesside) and Fiona Tolan (LJMU), working with project partners, Stuti Khanna (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) and Nukhbah Langah (Forman Christian College, Lahore). Recognising the vital role played by contemporary women writers and researchers in addressing issues of gender equality, this project forged new international research networks between scholars in India, Pakistan and the UK. It did so with two main aims: to advance research on contemporary writing by South Asian women authors and to promote the professional development of South Asian women early career researchers. The project culminated in an international research symposium, Beyond Western Eyes: South Asian Women’s Writing in Contemporary Contexts (June 2019) featuring keynotes by Navtej Purewal (SOAS) and Amina Yaquin (SOAS). Women early career researchers from IIT and FCC played a leading role in the symposium, presenting new research and contributing to a roundtable on Early Career Researcher development in South Asian contexts.

Layman's description

Recognising the vital role played by contemporary women writers and researchers in addressing issues of gender equality, this project forged new international research networks between scholars in India, Pakistan and the UK. It did so with two main aims: to advance research on contemporary writing by South Asian women authors and to promote the professional development of South Asian women early career researchers.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/07/19