Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies: Theories and Transgressions
By Charis Books and More/Charis Circle
Charis welcomes editors Jillian Ford and Nathalia E. Jaramillo for a panel discussion of Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies: Theories and Transgressions. In addition to the editors, the participating contributors include: LeConte Dill, Khalilah Ali, Lorri Santamaría, Angela Cartwright, Sameena Eidoo, and Patricia Krueger-Henney. Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies is a collection of writings by women that examine womanist worldviews in philosophy, theory, curriculum, public health, and education.
Drawing on thinkers like bell hooks and Cynthia Dillard, the essayists challenge the colonizing hegemonies that raise and sustain patriarchal and male-centered systems of teaching and learning. Part One examines how womanist theorizing and creative activity offer a space to study the impact of conquest and colonization on the Black female body and spirit. In Part Two, the contributors look at ways of using text, philosophy, and research methodologies to challenge colonizing and colonial definitions of womanhood, enlightenment, and well-being. The essays in Part Three undo the colonial pedagogical project and share the insights they have gained by freeing themselves from its chokehold.
Powerful and interdisciplinary, Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies challenges colonialism and its influence on education to advance freer and more just forms of knowledge making.
Jillian Ford is an associate professor of social studies education at Kennesaw State University, and a former Charis Circle board of director.
Nathalia E. Jaramillo is a professor of interdisciplinary studies at Kennesaw State University. She is the author of Immigration and the Challenge of Education: A Social Drama Analysis in South Central Los Angeles.
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