The following tool is currently in production and will be structured as an A-Z list of terminology that offers definitions, historical context, further reading, and guidance on using terms associated with race and coloniality. This glossary is dedicated to students and staff interested in further developing their knowledge and pedagogy by recognising how terms impact their own and other’s lives in the context of academia.

Our creators:

Lubna Bin Zayyad

Having recently completed her Master’s of Journalism degree from the University of Westminster, Lubna seeks to explore stories that are reflective of her passion for culture, history and the everyday lived experience. As a Canadian of mixed heritage (half Arab and half Indian), her ethnicities inform many of her own experiences, especially that of belonging, identity politics, and identity creation. She aims to continue searching and writing stories that seek to connect people and deconstruct colonial, racists and limiting beliefs especially in the areas of the Middle East and Islamic history.  Lubna brings a cultural anthropology, historical and digital media background to the definition of colonization. 

Cheyenne Holborough

Cheyenne is a British Caribbean student entering her final year undergraduate studying English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Westminster. Over the years, she has found that studying English has never been relatable to her as the literature studied was never from the black perspective. Cheyenne hopes to not only change things on her course but for the entire university so that all the people who feel like her can be heard.


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