Indian-South-African Decolonisation Researcher, EDI and Wellbeing Officer. South African-born and based in the UK, Monique is researching colonial links between South Africa and Britain and subsequent decolonial practices. Her wider work is rooted in decolonisation, inclusive ecology and intersectional justice.
Monique has recently completed her thesis in Movement, Mind and Ecology. Thesis title: Joy in decolonising place and self: agency-giving practices of transmuting residual colonial trauma through movement methodologies and heritage practices for a justice-to-come.
Her current research explores access to and the subsequent decolonisation of outdoor spaces at the intersection of joy and justice. Her research looks at the relationship between the United Kingdom and South Africa, focusing on the wellbeing of individuals, communities, and land. Her work advocates how a decolonial and inclusive approach to environmentalism is a powerful approach to working towards climate justice.