Nov 2019 – PEALS 20th Anniversary Seminar

It was a real pleasure to be able to contribute to the series of event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the founding of PEALS centre at Newcastle University. And thanks to PEALS’s amazing organisation, besides the seminar, I had a full day of discussion with various staff beforehand. The day ended with a colleague thanking me … Continue reading

Sept 2019 – 4S New Orlean

(group photo from Session 1) Thanks to everyone who contributed to the two sessions on  ‘Decolonizing Science: Where Have We Gotten To’ at the 4S annual meeting in New Orleans! The discussions further confirms how many epistemic hurdles the Global South collectively need to cross.

August 2019 -Taiwan

Can you believe it, this August was the first time ever that I visited Taiwan, despite the fact that I grew up reading Taiwan literature and listening to Taiwan pop groups! Also, can you believe that there is no direct flight from London to Taipei?! So although it was technically only a 3 days trip, it … Continue reading

Call for Papers

I’m organising this open panel on Decolonizing Science. I look forward to you joining our discussion! Submission portal: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ssss/4s19/ Deadline: Feb 1, 2019 Open Panel 33. Decolonizing Science: Where Have We Gotten To? Joy Zhang, University of Kent;  Michael Barr, Newcastle University The global trajectory of scientific innovations seems to be both interrupted and regenerated … Continue reading