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"Through my life and work, I have questioned dominant identities while recognising the value of identity politics. I have interrogated coloniality that continues to shape the contemporary postcolonial condition especially of stateless nations including Tibet and Kashmir. I have sought to practise education as a constant process of selfreflexivity. The lecture will adopt eclectic methods, multiple narratives and different sites of investigation to put forward a new way of progressive thinking and practising that brings together the personal, the political and the international as embodied within a queer Self."

Professor Dibyesh Anand is the Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster. He is the author of monographs 'Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination' and 'Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear' and has published on varied topics including Tibet, China-India border dispute, Hindu nationalism and Islamophobia in India, identity politics in Tanzania, colonial occupation in Kashmir, and nationalism. He is currently working on colonial practices of postcolonial states, with special focus on India in Kashmir and China in Tibet. He is also the Chairperson for Westminster BME Staff Network.

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