The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project

The Stockton Postcolonial Studies Project is an ongoing digital research project that explores different theoretical arenas within postcolonial studies. “Postcolonial Studies” encapsulates a series of theories and methodologies that have impacted disciplines as diverse as history, literature, anthropology, sociology and political economics. Its roots stem from an intellectual imperative to radically reinterpret the histories, cultures and representation of formerly colonized peoples, a call pioneered in the 1980s by critics such as Edward Said, V.Y. Mudimbe, and members of the Subaltern Studies group.

The Project is an effort to document recent trends in the history of postcolonial studies across a variety of fields and disciplines, and is indexed in the Modern Language Association‘s database of scholarly websites. You can follow our discussion of current projects on Twitter through our Twitter account @RSCpostcolonial, and by using the hashtag #stocktonpostcolonial.


Kinds of collaborators
Individual/small group
Graduate students
Undergraduate students
IT staff
Help description
We are looking for people to contribute essays, blog posts and photo essays on postcolonial studies to our website, and to possibly serve as editors for the site. We may also be undertaking a site redesign as the project grows. If you are interested in contributing, please email the director Adeline Koh (adelinekoh[at] for more information.
Contact person
Help needed

Project Collaborators