Law and Coloniality: an entangled and complex history

cd event decolonalisation and law

Worcester College is running a lecture series as part of our Decolonisation Course that is free and open to all – students and staff of the University, as well as members of the public.

Law and Coloniality: an entangled and complex history

Dr Foluke Ifejola Adebisi (University of Bristol)

Part of the Worcester College Decolonisation Lecture Series


Dr Foluke Ifejola Adebisi is a Senior Lecturer at the Law School, University of Bristol whose scholarship focuses on decolonial thought in legal education. In 2017, she co-designed a Law and Race unit, which is one of the very few of its kind within the UK.  In September 2019, she convened the first ‘Decolonisation and the Law’ conference at the University of Bristol.  Her decolonial scholarship, which is pedagogical as well as jurisprudential, examines what happens at the intersection of legal education, law, society and a history of changing ideas of what it means to be human. She is also the founder of Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE), a Pan-African interdisciplinary conference hosted in Bristol. She blogs about her scholarship, pedagogy and interrelated ideas on her website ‘Foluke’s African Skies’ at She is currently writing a monograph for Bristol University Press on legal knowledge and decolonisation.