Malory Nye is an independent scholar based in Perth, Scotland, with teaching activities at the Universities of Glasgow, and also a research scholar at the Ronin Institute. He will be known to many listeners through his book Religion: The Basics (now being updated for a third edition), or perhaps through his blogging at medium.com, his podcasts Religion Bites and History’s Ink, or through his editorship of the journal Culture & Religion.
Of particular relevance to today’s podcast are his 2019 articles “Race and religion: postcolonial formations of power and whiteness” in MTSR and “Decolonizing the Study of Religion” in Open Library of Humanities, and is working on a book with Bloomsbury entitled “Race and Religion: postcolonial formations of power and difference”.
How can the field address its whiteness and the legacy of its colonial origins? In this final episode of our 2019/2020 season Christopher Cotter speaks with Malory Nye about decolonizing Religious Studies.