Dr. Jen­na Mar­shall

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Universität Kassel
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Nora-Platiel-Str. 1
34127 Kassel

Raum 3208

Jenna Marshall is a Senior Researcher for Development Policy and Postcolonial Studies. She studied in Toronto (BA Hons., York University) and London (PhD. Political Science, Queen Mary University of London). She is currently a 2019-2020 Sassoon Visiting Fellow in South Asian and Black History at the University of Oxford.

Her research interests take a critical approach to International Relations with a particular interest to empire and the (re)production of colonial global order in contemporary discourses on global governance. More broadly, she is interested in (global) historical sociological inquiry, the politics of the postcolonial and development world, the political economy of development, and post/decolonial critiques of Eurocentric discourse and methodology.

She has taught undergraduate modules in International Relations, Politics and Geography at Oxford Brookes University and QMUL and has received international grants including the British Federation of Women Graduates' FFWG Foundation Grant and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Dr. Silvia W. de Groot memorial award. Outside of the academia, she has worked as an Assistant Curator for the Windrush Foundation's Making Freedom exhibition held at Marcus Garvey Library and the Royal Geographical Society in London.

a.) Journal Articles (refereed):

Marshall, J. (2020) Postcolonial paradoxes, ambiguities of self-determination and Adom Getachew’s Worldmaking After Empire. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. First Online

b.) Special Issues:
Marshall, J. & Gani, J.K. (eds.) Forthcoming 2022. The Racialised and Colonial Power Dynamics of Academic-Practitioner Knowledge Exchange. International Affairs 100th Anniversary Special Issue

c.) Other Publications: 

“Early Career Series Interview – Jenna Marshall”, E-International Relations, May 2020 https://www.e-ir.info/2020/05/28/interview-jenna-marshall/

d.) International Workshops/Conferences, Research Papers – By Invitation:


“Unsettling International Relations” presentation for Decolonising and Globalising Research and Teaching seminar series, University of Utrecht, 9 September

“What’s so unsettling? Racialised ways of knowing development roundtable, Development Studies Association (DSA), 28 June – 2 July

Race, Security, and Development: Theoretical, Analytical, and Political Considerations Roundtable, International Studies Association (ISA), 6 April

“Can the African govern? Development theory in the making of subjects and the disavowal of citizenship”, Politics and International Relations seminar series, University of Warwick, 13 January


“Empire, marginalia and charting a postcolonial political economy”, Bringing your whole selves to the classroom roundtable discussion, International Studies Association (ISA) Northeast, Baltimore, 5 November

“Decolonial and postcolonial approaches to globalisation - A view from the global South” seminar sponsored by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ‘Globalization Power Inequality – A Critical Search for Alternatives to Hegemonic Globalization’ seminar series, Aachen, Germany, 9 October   

“Arthur Lewis’ surplus labour and the limits of intellectual inheritance” presentation at Unfreedom and Capitalism workshop, University of Reading, 18 September

“Unsettling the Plantation Logics of Development: Creolising Politics and the Redemptive 'development' Subject” presentation for Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Conference, University of Amsterdam, 20 July (Withdrew due to Covid-19)

“Pan-Africanism and radical pedagogy in the age of neoliberal globalization: Mabalozi, the enterprising subject and an ethics of care” presentation at Geographies of Resistance and Repression in Africa, at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, 20 March (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

“Creolising Fabians at the end of empire: contested development visions and the making of a postcolonial world order” public seminar delivered at the Weston Library, University of Oxford, 26 February 2020


“Rethinking International Development from the Caribbean: Situating Blackness Through the Plantation” presentation at International Studies Association 2019, Toronto, 27th March

 “Savage Economics, Raced Markets, and Anti-racist Material Futures”, Global Development Section Roundtable, International Studies Association 29 March 2019


“From the New World Group to the Caribbean Artist Movement: intellectual histories of global capitalist (colonial) modernity from the plantation” presentation at World History Workshop, University of Cambridge, 22 November


“Decolonising International Relations: A Caribbean Perspective” presentation on Unlearning International Relations in Global Perspectives workshop, Newcastle University, 10-12 September

“Towards a Caribbean Decolonial Methodology” presentation at Concurrences in Postcolonial Research, – Perspectives, Methodologies, Engagements conference, Linnaeus University, 20-23 August

“Education as Practice of Colonial Order and the Reproduction of the Global (Colonial) Modernity” at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, 28-30 January


“Epistemic Divergence and Anti-Colonial Thought: Caribbean Radical Intellectual Traditions” presentation at Migrations of Knowledge conference, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 3 - 6 December

“Radical Intellectual Traditions of the African Diaspora in the Caribbean” at, Department of African Studies International conference, University of Vienna, 6 – 7 November