Projects per year
My research interests cluster around two sets of issues: the politics of knowledge in global governance and the use of new technologies to promote horizontal, participatory research.
I am particularly interested in the connections and tensions between indigenous communities’ forms of knowledge and neoliberal rationalities, and the ways in which the marginalisation of indigenous and other subaltern knowledges can be countered. Geographically, I focus mainly on Latin America, particularly Peru.
My current projects include:
- A book on the politics of indigenous communities’ traditional knowledge in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the new identities that are emerging through interactions between WTO policy-makers and civil society organisations campaigning on these issues.
- A knowledge exchange project funded by the AHRC’s Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technology (REACT) programme, which explores the ways in which internet technology can be fused with radio and mobile phone technology to promote participatory story-telling among forcibly sterilised women in Peru. See: www.quipu-project.com and http://www.bris.ac.uk/media-library/sites/policybristol/documents/Briefing%2019%20-%20Quipu%20project%20update.pdf.
I am a member of two university research institutes: the Cabot Institute and the Global Insecurities Centre.
Structured keywords and research groupings
- International Development
Non-verbal communication, emotions, and tensions in the co-production of memory: New perspectives from Peru and ColombiaWilson Vasquez, G., Pinto Ocampo, M. T., Brown, M. D. & Tucker, K., 20 Aug 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Emotion, Space and Society. 37, 7 p., 100717.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
Hierarchies, Erasures and Appropriations of Knowledge: Colonial Governmentality in the Global Governance of ‘Traditional Knowledge’Tucker, K., 13 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) Postcolonial Governmentalities: Rationalities, Violences and Contestations. Rowman & Littlefield
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter in a book
Unraveling coloniality in international relations: Knowledge, relationality, and strategies for engagementTucker, K., Sep 2018, In: International Political Sociology. 12, 3, p. 215-232 18 p., oly005.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Citations (Scopus)729 Downloads (Pure)
Governing global civil society : the WTO, NGOs and the politics of traditional knowledge and biodiversityAuthor: Tucker, K., 2011
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)File