My decolonizing path

The publication of our book: Women in Academia crossing North-South borders is a testament of a collective pursuit. Our voices became powerful as we weaved our stories sharing our lived experiences.

I highly recommend to read the book as a whole. Each chapter brings a different story written by an amazing and powerful female scholar.

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Drawing broadly on decolonial studies, postcolonial feminist scholarship, and studies on identity, this interdisciplinary edited volume brings together personal accounts written by female scholars who migrated from Latin America and joined universities in the Global North (Australia, the United States, and the Netherlands), and female scholars who moved from the Global North to teach in Latin American universities. The seven contributors examine how their lived experiences with gender, race, and place/displacement have impacted their social identities and on their roles as researchers and teachers. They describe how personal and intellectual negotiations in their new location have influenced their fight for plural forms of knowing and being. This book expands the debate on geopolitics of knowledge and the position of female scholars from the Global South beyond the United States as a site of experiences.

You can purchase it directly with Rowman &Littlefield or Amazon among other book sellers.  My chapter can be read here.

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About Malba Barahona

Educational researcher, language educator. PhD from Australian National University. Passionate bushwalker and mountain lover. I procrastinate reading fiction, hiking, doing yoga, riding, having a beer and more recently decolonizing my existence. I write in English and Spanish in different blogs especially with the purpose of encouraging my students to write.

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