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Visiting Scholar - Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John George Althouse Faculty of Education Building (FEB)
Room: 1162

The Faculty of Education Research Office and the Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) research group are delighted to present Visiting University Scholar Dr. Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza from the department of Language Education at the University of São Paulo, Brazil to Western!

We thank Western International for providing funding for Dr. de Souza's visit through the Visiting University Scholars Program.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in FEB 1162 for Dr. de Souza's talk “From Epistemologies of Ignorance to Epistemologies of Vision: Contributions from Decolonial Theory and Epistemologies of the South”. Coffee & cookies will be served. Please RSVP to by Thursday, September 26, 2019 if you would like to attend.

Social critique is often assumed to be critique that aims at social transformation. However, Latin American decolonial theory and Southern theories have shown that the colonial origin of much of Modernity and Sci-ence relegates non-dominant knowledges to invisibility and non-existence such that social critique within a Modernist mode may maintain these invisibilized exclusions rather than transforming them. This presenta-tion looks at these issues and discussed how they pertain to language and education.

Speaker Biography
Professor Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza is Professor of Language Education at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Besides Language Education his research interests lie in language and educational policy and politics, literacy and interculturality. One of his recent publications is 'Glocal Languages and Critical Intercultural Awareness: The South Answers Back' (Routledge 2019).

Jen Heidenheim
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