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Postcolonial Studies is the journal of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne.

Postcolonial Studies is the first journal specifically aimed at publishing work which explores the various facets—textual, figural, spatial, historical, political and economic—of the colonial encounter, and the ways in which this encounter shaped the West and non-West alike.

A growing academic literature recognises that the colonial encounter was a seminal event in the history of both the West and the non-Western world, shaping culture and literature, politics and history. From being the provenance of the ‘area studies’ scholar, it has become the site of numerous investigations from many disciplines, as well as a theoretical perspective from which to view a variety of concerns. ‘Postcolonialism’ is the name which such investigations have acquired, and Postcolonial Studies provides a forum for them.

Postcolonial Studies does not confine its attentions to any single place, region or discipline. It publishes original and challenging contributions from all over the world, informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives, including postmodernism, marxism, feminism and queer theory. Its aim is to generate a productive dialogue and exchange between theorists and writers in disparate locations.

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Managing Editor

Alison Caddick, Institute of Postcolonial Studies

Convening Editor

Melinda Hinkson, Institute of Postcolonial Studies

Reviews Editor

Michele Lobo, Deakin University, Australia

Australian Editorial

Ramaswami Harindranath, University of New South Wales, Australia

Timothy Neale, Deakin University, Australia

Victoria Stead, Deakin University, Australia

Indian Editorial

Priya Kumar – University of Delhi, India

Ira Raja – University of Delhi, India

UK Editorial

Sanjay Seth, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

David L Martin, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Francisco Carballo, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

USA Editorial

Tamara Beauchamp, University of California, Irvine, USA

Sharareh Frouzesh, University of California, Irvine, USA

Liron Mor, University of California, Irvine, USA

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Other Articles

9 Mar 2021

Whither India?

The Indian state under the current ruling political formation has over the past few years been pursuing a virulent campaign of a populist anti-intellectualism, targeting the humanities and the social sciences in particular.

8 Mar 2021

Life at Curzon Street

Here in Naarm/Melbourne, while we remain focused on the difficult situations of so many friends and family in parts of the world still governed by lockdowns, it has been wonderful to slowly, carefully, welcome warm bodies back into our meeting rooms.

8 Mar 2021

In Mildura

Melinda Hinkson and Lauren Rickards travelled to Mildura to kickstart the future of food project.