Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning is a resource for teachers and learners seeking to participate in the creation of radical and liberating spaces in the academy and beyond. This edited volume is inspired by, and applies, decolonial and feminist thought – two fields with powerful traditions of critical pedagogy, which have shared productive exchange.

The structure of this collection reflects the synergies between decolonial and feminist thought in its four parts, which offer reflections on the politics of knowledge; the challenging pathways of finding your voice; the constraints and possibilities of institutional contexts; and the relation between decolonial and feminist thought and established academic disciplines. To root this book in the political struggles that inspire it, and to maintain the close connection between political action and reflection in praxis, chapters are interspersed with manifestos formulated by activists from across the world, as further resources for learning and teaching.

These essays definitively argue that the decolonization of universities, through the re-examination of how knowledge is produced and taught, is only strengthened when connected to feminist and critical queer and gender perspectives. Concurrently, they make the compelling case that gender and feminist teaching can be enhanced and developed when open to its own decolonization.

part I|65 pages


chapter 1|8 pages

CarteArte 1

Below and on the left in purple 2
ByBatallones Femeninos

chapter 2|14 pages

Pacific peoples, higher education and feminisms

BySereana Naepi

chapter 3|18 pages

Feminizing and decolonizing higher education

Pedagogies of dignity in Colombia and Australia
BySara C. Motta

chapter 4|17 pages

Undoing colonial patriarchies

Life and struggle pathways 1
ByXochitl Leyva Solano

chapter 5|6 pages

About the Transnational Network Other Knowledges

La Red Trasnacional Otros Saberes (RETOS) between crises and other possible worlds 1

part II|38 pages


chapter 6|6 pages

The decolonization manifesto

ByWanelisa Xaba

chapter 7|16 pages

The liability of foreignness

Decolonial struggles of migrants negotiating African identity within UK nurse education
ByRoselyn Masamha

chapter 8|12 pages

Decolonial feminist teaching and learning

What is the space of decolonial feminist teaching?
ByFrançoise Vergès

chapter 9|2 pages

ATELIER IV manifesto

ByFrançoise Vergès, Gia Abrassart, Bénédicte Alliot, Kader Attia, Paola Bacchetta, Jean-François Boclé, Odile Burluraux, Jephthe Carmil, Gerty Dambury, Myriam Dao, Lucie Dégut, Alexandre Erre, Fabiana Ex-Souza, Nathalie Gonthier, Yo-Yo Gonthier, Antoine Idier, Marta Jecu, Léopold Lambert, Carpanin Marimoutou, Myriam Mihindou, Laura Huertas Millan, Kat Moutoussamy, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Pier Ndoumbe, Pascale Obolo, Yohann Quëland de Saint-Pern, France Manoush Sahatdjian, Melissa Thackway, Mawena Yehouessi, Mikaëla Zyss

part III|48 pages


chapter 11|20 pages

Coloniality of power, knowledge and modes of (des)authorization

Occupation practices in Brazilian schools and universities
ByMarta Fernández, Andréa Gill

chapter 12|16 pages

Learning from prisons

Decolonial feminism and teaching approaches from prison to university
ByElena Vasiliou

chapter 13|6 pages

Post-it notes to my lecturers

ByRoselyn Masamha

part IV|47 pages


chapter 14|3 pages


Sixteen participants of the “Crossing Borders” conference in Lesbos, Greece, July 2016
Edited BySara de Jong, Rosalba Icaza, Olivia U. Rutazibwa

chapter 15|23 pages

On babies and bathwater

Decolonizing International Development Studies 1
ByOlivia U. Rutazibwa

chapter 16|17 pages

“Straight from the heart” 1

A pedagogy for the vanquished of history
ByAsha Varadharajan

chapter 17|2 pages

Notes on Europe and Europeans for the discerning traveller

ByRobbie Shilliam