Leona Vaughn

Decolonising Research

1:30pm - 2:30pm / Wednesday 14th October 2020
Type: Seminar / Category: Department
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This seminar will explore what ‘decolonisation’ means and specifically what it can mean for research. It will also provide an insight into the anticolonial framework used to co-develop the recently published Safeguarding Guidance for International Development Research for the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) and how safeguarding can be an important tool for addressing colonial logics in research processes, design and delivery.

Dr Leona Vaughn is an equalities and human rights professional whose previous positions include Chief Executive of Anthony Walker Foundation, National Policy Advisor for Crown Prosecution Service and Trustee of Liverpool FC Foundation. In her current role as Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, her interests are in anticolonial methodologies for researching slavery and unfree labour which centre minoritised groups in knowledge production. She was Research Director for work to consult and develop international research safeguarding guidance for the UK Collaborative on Development Research. Current research project is on the racialisation of risk narratives for COVID-19 prevention in Ghana, Kenya & South Africa.