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Decolonising Science Reading List created by Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Science curricula must be decolonised too a blog by Daniel Akinbosede, originally published in Times Higher Education, June 5, 2020

Interview with science journalist Angela Saini about decolonisation of STEM subjects (interviewed by Steve Eichhorn, University of Bristol)

Decolonising Science - a presentation by Dr Chandrima Ganguly (Cambridge Festival 2021) 

For more insights into this issue, take a look at some of the following articles and books


Nhemachena, A., Hlabangane, N. and Matowanyika, J.Z.Z (2020) Decolonising science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in an age of technocolonialism: recentring African indigenous knowledge and belief systems. Mankon, Bamenda: Langaa Research & Publishing CIG. ISBN: 9789956551866



Crease, R., Martin, J., Staley, R. (2019) Decolonizing physics: learning from the peripheryPhysics in perspective 21, pp.91-92

Fernandes, Monica (2021) 'What does decolonising the curriculum mean for STEM subjects?Compass: journal of learning and teaching 14 (2) 

Nordling, Linda (2018) 'How decolonization could reshape South African scienceNature 7 February


Contact Sarah Jones, Academic Liaison Librarian for Physics & Astronomy, with any suggestions. 

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