The Postcolonialist is an inter-disciplinary, multi-lingual publication featuring research, commentary, and creative production from and about postcolonial regions and perspectives. We are an alternative and interactive avenue by which scholars, journalists, writers and artists from around the world can collaborate and engage in dialogues of culture, power, and civil society in postcolonial regions, including but not limited to the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Diasporic communities in métropoles across the globe. We seek to encourage cross-pollination of ideas by placing scholars, journalists, activists, writers, artists, and educators on the same platform, that these communities may truly interface with and learn from one another.
As writers and researchers, we recognize that access to costly scholarly publications is an issue in much of Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and therefore aim to broaden avenues of discourse by acting as an open source of peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary academic production in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. In recognition of the need for alternative avenues of academic participation and publication, The Postcolonialist accepts a diversity of article types as well as visual/aural contributions that encourage divergent, artistic, and creative engagement, in addition to research.
With its focus on cross-regional, inter-disciplinary work, The Postcolonialist endeavors to view the global South and its diaspora in concert, to question the blurred edges of postcoloniality, to displace notions of ‘center’ and ‘periphery,’ and to showcase how the artistry, innovation, and critical production of postcolonial regions and peoples are constitutive of and central to a globally interconnected future.