Decolonizing research to decolonize university curricula: Opinion

July 16, 2021
The decolonization of research must be prioritized to enable the decolonization of university curricula, writes Masi Noor. The author explains that the main conversations around decolonization often focus on the micro- and individual levels, while other larger matters are not addressed. Noor identifies issues such as funder preferences, the use of English in communicating scientific knowledge, and research being led by relatively privileged people who focus on people living in Western countries to the exclusion of others. Noor explains that academics must be given time and space to imagine a more inclusive, anti-racist space, and that individuals and institutions must be empowered to embrace change. Times Higher Ed (Editorial)