Dr Louise Hardwick was an invited speaker at the launch of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, which is part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. The event has just been covered in the Times Higher Education.

The launch event brought together heads of networks for Postcolonial Studies from across the UK and beyond, to discuss the current and future direction of Postcolonial Studies.

Louise was invited to discuss the activities carried out by the FRANCOPOCO (Francophone Colonial and Postcolonial) Network. The Network has a strong record in building teaching and research capacity, and members have attracted over £400,000 in external research funding since its inauguration in 2010. A number of national and international Research Fellowships and PhD studentships have been allocated to members of the network to date.

Louise also discussed the network’s particular strengths in developing innovative Public Engagement and Impact activities with communities both in the UK and internationally. 

Building on this, the MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies was launched in 2014.