Celebrating Diversity & Decolonising the Curriculum

Our Library supports equality, diversity and inclusion across our provision, including spaces and collections. We have been working to diversify our printed and online collections for some years now but if there is something you think we are missing, please let us know by mailing library@port.ac.uk 

If you need support to access what we offer, please see this section of our website.

We hope the resources listed in the sections below help you discover items for diversifying and decolonising your work, whether you are a student or lecturer.


Much has been written about decolonising the curriculum, including this 2018 book 'Decolonising the University' by Bhambra, Gebrial & Nisancioglu, this 2019 article 'How diverse is your reading list? Exploring issues of representation and decolonisation in the UK' by Schucan Bird & Pitman, this 2019 blogpost 'How diverse is your reading list? (Probably not very…)' by El Kadi, and this 2019 blogpost 'Why I Say ‘Decolonisation is Impossible’' by University of Bristol Law lecturer Foluke Ifejola Adebisi.

To continue reading, look at items listed in the UoP database below and then go to the People of the Global Majority section further down this page to explore a wider range of sources.

  • Try evaluating one of your own reading lists using this checklist from the University of Huddersfield, based on work by the University of the Arts London and UCL.
  • Read about what's happening in various other universities via this best practice page put together by Leeds Beckett Library.

Annotated listings of general and subject-specific chapters, books, journal articles and websites to help with decolonising the curriculum, produced by UoP's DCQE. Click the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to move between Faculty suggestions.