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Decolonising DMU: Decolonising Your Reading List

Why decolonise reading lists?

El Kadi, T.H. (2019) How diverse is your reading list? (probably not very....?) (Online blog)

Manchester Metropolitan University (2020) Diversity Audit: Exploring the Diversity of Reading Lists (Online)

Stockdale, K. J. and Sweeney, R. (2019) Exploring the criminology curriculum, Papers from the British Criminology Conference, vol. 19 (Online)

Thomas, D. (2020)  Democracy, Diversity and Decolonisation: Staff-student partnerships in a reading list review (Online)

Towlson, K. (2021) 'Decolonising the reading list, thoughts and pathways', ALISS Quarterly, 17 (1) pp. 3 - 6. Available via DORA Decolonising the reading list, thoughts and pathways ( (Accessed:  28 June 2022).

Zewolde, S., Walls A., Sengupta, T., Ortiz, C., Beebeejaun, Y., Burridge, G. and K. Patel (2020), ‘Race’ and Space: What is ‘race’ doing in a nice field like the built environment? London: The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment (Online)

Approaches to Decolonising Reading Lists

UAL (2019) Decolonising reading lists UAL (Online)

UAL (2019) Creating inclusive briefs UAL (Online) 

UCL (2018) Inclusive curriculum health check (Online) 

University of Huddersfield (2020) Reading List Toolkit (Broaden My Bookshelf): About the toolkit (Online)

University of Kent  (2019) Diversity mark: Developing a more inclusive learning experience through diversifying reading lists (Online)

Crilly, J., Panesar, L. and Suka-Bill, Zey (2020) Co-constructing a Liberated / Decolonised Arts Curriculum. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 17 (2). 

Thomas, D. (2020) Democracy, Diversity and Decolonisation: Staff-student partnerships in a reading list review (Online) avaialble from : Accessed 21.08.20 

Decolonising the Reading List

What is a "decolonised reading list" and why is it necessary?  This recording by Kaye Towlson highlights some of the tools available to explore, discuss and address inclusivity, diversity and decolonising.