Dr Karen Tucker is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on the colonial knowledge politics that shape encounters with indigenous knowledges, bodies and worlds, and the decolonial practices that reveal and remake them. As well as the global governance of ‘traditional knowledge’, Dr Tucker has researched legacies of forced sterilisation in Peru in the award-winning Quipu Project (quipu-project.com), and peace activism in Peru and Colombia. In this conversation we look at the methodological considerations of the Quipu project, the question of decoloniality in research methods design, and how to research non-verbal communication in contexts of reproductive violence.
The Quipu project: https://interactive.quipu-project.com/#/en/quipu/intro
Dr Karen Tucker’s publications: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/en/persons/karen-tucker/publications/