Distinction for Zuleika Sheik's defence of her PhD thesis

Liminagraphy: Lessons in life-affirming research practices
Dr Zuleika Sheik

On 13 December, Zuleika Sheik graduated Cum Laude with her PhD thesis onĀ 'Liminagraphy: Lessons in life-affirming research practices for collective liberation'

Her thesis provided a decolonial feminist critique of the modern/colonial knowledge system whilst simultaneously arguing for a reclaiming of knowledges and research practice. In doing so it highlights the need for radical alternatives in our approaches to knowledge, justice and collective liberation, offering Liminagraphy as one possible pathway.

Sheik built upon the many valuable contributions to decolonizing specific disciplines and methodology its particular focus is on the unlearning of the researcher as expert and their reorientation towards life-affirming practices through being/becoming in relation. As such, the main contribution of her research is to debates on decolonizing methodology.

Photos of the defence

Some picture taken during the defence.

Rewatch Zuleika's defence introduction

PhD defence Zuleika Sheik

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