Theory from the Margins


The ‘Theory from the Margins’ collective deep-reads on current theoretical scholarship from marginalised communities in the global North and South and/or critical interventions based on in-depth studies of marginalised groups. Theory from the Margins is primarily interested in the contemporary global academes’ engagement with what we understand to be ‘theory’.

The collective meets once a month, online or offline, over a recently published text and we invite the author to join us for a conversation on the critical intervention of her work. We request all participants to read the text carefully.

Please contact us at  admin [at] theoryfromthemargins [dot] com  if you have any questions.


Theory from the Margins is an independent project cofounded by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (principal investigator of project CoFutures, European Research Council H2020-StG, grant agreement no. 852190) and Moumita Sen (principal investigator of Mythopolitics, Norwegian Research Council UTENRIKS, grant agreement no. 303378) and run by the project team and other researchers.

The website and the digital content are designed, developed, and maintained by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay.

Our Visiting Panelists Have Been

Ageliki Lefkaditou
Jon Røyne Kyllingstad
Samwel Moses Ntapanta
Cecilia Saliinas
Michelle A. Tisdel
Liisa-Rávná Finbog
Louisa Olufsen Layne
Jonas Debesay
Bhakti Shringarpure

Our Guests

Partha Chatterjee
Angela Saini
Achille Mbembe
Walter D. Mignolo
Kamari M. Clarke
Ryan C. Jobson
Nick Estes
Lila Abu-Lughod
Paul Gilroy
Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Mahmood Mamdani
Priyamvada Gopal
Rodrigo Nunes
Banu Subramaniam
Fadi A. Bardawil
David Nemer
Letícia Cesarino
Reighan Gillan
Madina Tlostanova
Premesh Lalu
Waïl S. Hassan

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