Decolonial Studies Program

Decolonial Studies

CONVENOR
Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran, PhD
UP College of Arts and Letters

CO-CONVENOR
Frances Antoinette C. Cruz
UP College of Arts and Letters

Rationale

The Decolonial Studies Program focuses on five different dimensions of colon
iality/modernity that continue to impact institutions in the Global South in ways
that often hinder them from achieving their liberating potential: religion, law,
English Studies, European Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies. The program
does not intend to limit itself to area studies and seeks to involve comparative
cross-disciplinary analyses in various Global South regions.

Objectives

It seeks to interrogate colon iality and will involve identifying aspects of Western
modernity in postcolonial states and involves a critical engagement with colonial-
era texts, collective memory, and the use of both colonial and local languages.

2019 Schedule Of Events

  • Seven Roundtable Discussions will be organized
  • Holds a World Expert Lecture (with UP OIL)