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My research focuses on the colonial politics of knowledge that shape encounters with indigenous knowledges, bodies and natures, and the decolonial practices that can reveal and remake them.
I have a longstanding interest in the politics of indigenous knowledge and biodiversity, and the global objects and frameworks of governance that are being constructed in an attempt to reduce biopiracy and misappropriation. I am currently completing a book manuscript that encapsulates more than a decade of research on these topics, focusing in particular on the colonial politics of knowledge that have been contested and reproduced through work on these issues in the World Trade Organisation and World Intellectual Property Organisation.
Building directly on this research, I am also developing new projects on the political ontology of reforestation, and the potential of indigenous knowledges to contribute to culturally- and ecologically-sensitive tree-planting for climate change mitigation, the latter in collaboration with researchers at the Université de Genève and the Universidad Austral in Chile, and Mapuche Pehuenche communities in the Araucanía region of Chile.
My previous research has examined peace activism in Peru and Colombia, legacies of forced sterilisation in Peru (in the award-winning Quipu project), and the politics of global resistance.
- coloniality and decoloniality
- global governance
- Latin America
- political ontology
- indigenous knowledges
- reproductive politics
- 6 Finished
1/06/18 → 31/05/22
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-reviewOpen AccessFile24 Downloads (Pure)
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 AccessFile27 Citations (Scopus)907 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