Anticolonialism as Theory Symposium

Yogita Goyal
African American Studies & English
UC Los Angeles

Poulomi Saha
UC Berkeley

Anticolonialism, as historical process and political philosophy, concerns itself with the quest for liberation. Our symposium centers anticolonialism as a vital resource for the rethinking of past, present, and future visions of the end of empire. As the inaugural event for the newly-formed Association of Postcolonial Thought, we bring together promiscuous, speculative, and recombinant work from the humanities and social sciences to propose a fresh understanding of the field of postcolonial studies, its legacies, and its futures. The two-day event, jointly hosted by the Association and UC Berkeley, gathers 40 scholars from a range of fields.

Image credit: Tipu’s Tiger, 1780s or 1790s, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum