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Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum

Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum seeks to foster the intellectual atmosphere and sense of interdisciplinary co-operation and support that will enable Queen's researchers in the field of postcolonial studies, and related areas, to produce work of the highest quality in a stimulating environment, providing members with opportunities to seek positive criticism and advice from a wide range of related expertise.

 The Forum' s main objectives are:

  • to enable researchers in the field of postcolonial studies and related areas, to quickly identify potential research partners with particular skills and expertise within Queen's. 
  • to promote and improve the quality of grant applications to external funding bodies to undertake research in the area of postcolonialism or related fields.
  • to identify potential sources of funding.
  • to invite external academics to Queen's as visiting speakers, and to engage in joint research projects.


Queen's Postcolonial Research Forum also welcomes those working in areas such as:

ethnic conflict, imperialism, colonialism, nationalism, national identity, cultural identities, migration, decolonisation, globalisation, world trade, minorities, neo-imperialism, etc.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or would like to find out more, please email


David Lloyd (University of Southern California)
De Golpe el Golpe [A Sudden Blow]: Vallejo’s Violence
5.00pm, Tuesday 11th October, Room 101 12 University Square

Angus Mitchell (University of São Paulo)
Belfast, rubber resource wars and networks of resistance in the Atlantic world 1890-1914
5.00pm, Thursday 13th October, 21 University Square, Room G01 (Co-hosted by the School of Politics)

Paul Nugent (Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh)
Population and Contraband: Comparing Boundaries and Everyday State-Making in the Senegambia and the Trans-Volta c.1900-1960
5.00pm, Wednesday 30th November, Room 101 12 University Square

Refreshments will be served
For more details on Queen’s Postcolonial Research Forum and how to become a member,
contact Dr Anthony Soares (