Dr Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

Political scientist, senior lecturer, University of Portsmouth

Dr Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

Dr. Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (1979) is a Belgian/Rwandan political scientist and senior lecturer in European and International Development Studies at the University of Portsmouth in the UK.

She researches ways to decolonise International Solidarity by recovering and reconnecting philosophies and practices of dignity and self-determination in the postcolony: autonomous recovery in Somaliland, Agaciro in Rwanda and Black Power in the US. She has published in various academic journals (Postcolonial Studies, Ethical Perspectives, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, and Journal of Contemporary European Studies), is the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics (2018) and is associate editor of International Feminist Journal of Politics. She is the former Africa desk editor, journalist and columnist at the Brussels based quarterly MO* Magazine and the author of The End of the White World. A Decolonial Manifesto (in Dutch, EPO, 2018).

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