Leeds Decolonising Podcast is a new podcast series amplifying and sharing the voices of staff and students at the University of Leeds who engage with decolonising work. Hosted by Femi Owolade, the podcast complements the work carried out by the Leeds Decolonising Framework Group and the University’s commitment to reduce degree awarding gaps and enhance a sense of belonging among students. In each episode, you’ll hear from a guest within the University of Leeds community, talking about their engagement with decolonising work. They will reflect on their decolonising journey, their personal motivation and how they have embedded this work into their learning and/or teaching.
In this episode, Femi Owolade speaks to Esta-Rose Nyeko-Lacek about her research experience placement on decolonisation and reading lists. They discuss gatekeeping in academia, colonial legacies and academic practices, perceptions of authority in academia, and student-led engagement with decolonisation.