About the Workshop


In line with the international conference, Decolonizing Global Studies: Charting Trends, Mapping Trajectories, an intensive academic workshop will be held intended for early-career academics engaged in research that fall within the broad themes of the conference. Organized by the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies Decolonial Studies Program in partnership with the Philippine International Studies Organization and Miriam College International Studies Department, the workshop aims to provide an avenue for academic exchange and mentorship to advance decolonial theories and methods in the social sciences and humanities. Seven to ten participants will be selected to participate in the workshop which has three main goals:

  • Discuss theoretical approaches and methods in decolonizing global studies and relevant research on decoloniality;
  • Provide mentorship to the participants in terms of developing their paper’s theoretical and methodological elements as well as style in preparation for publication; and
  • Strengthen a network of researchers engaged in the field of decolonial studies.

If you wish to be considered for participation in the workshop, submit a draft paper of 4,500-6,500 using the abstract submission form for the International Conference, using the Individual Paper Presentation portion and choosing the option to be included in the papers to be reviewed for inclusion in the workshop.


Submitted papers will be vetted and reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Adherence to the theme (25%) – Papers for the workshop need to fall within the broad themes of the international conference.
  • Originality and potential contribution (20%)– papers need to have a clear potential to contribute to the advancement of decolonial studies in the Philippines. The paper must also be the original work of the author. A plagiarism check will be conducted.
  • Conceptual/Theoretical rigor (20%)papers must demonstrate a sound theoretical/conceptual approach and engagement with the relevant literature.
  • Method and sources of data (20%) – papers must have a clear method and sources of data.
  • Clarity, style, and documentation (15%) – papers must be well-written and should follow basic conventions of grammar; as well as proper documentation and citation of sources.     

Please note that the organizers will also take into account disciplinal training and background, gender balance, regional and institutional representation in the determination of the final list of participants.