Pedagogy & Professional / Cultural Studies and Media Studies (It is a part of NeMLA 2024, holding in Boston MA.)
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Event: It is a part of NeMLA 2024, holding in Boston MA.
This panel aims to explore the critical issues and challenges surrounding the decolonization of education and the politics of knowledge production. The legacy of colonialism and imperialism has created enduring inequalities and power imbalances in the global education system, perpetuating dominant Western epistemologies and marginalizing alternative forms of knowledge. This panel seeks to interrogate and contest this dominant narrative, examining the ways in which the politics of knowledge production operate within the classroom and in cultural/media/literary studies, in order to consider ways in which we can work towards a more just, inclusive, and equitable system of education.
We invite a range of perspectives in literature, media, pedagogy and cultural studies. Panelists will explore topics such as the politics of representation and identity in the language classroom and literary materials, alternative forms of knowledge production, the role of language and translation in decolonizing knowledge, and the challenges and possibilities of pedagogical practices that center marginalized perspectives and knowledges. The panel will also examine the role of technology and media in shaping educational discourses and offer insights into the potential for innovative approaches to knowledge production that challenge dominant paradigms.
Overall, this panel will provide a platform for critical engagement and dialogue on decolonizing education and the politics of knowledge production, highlighting the ways in which diverse perspectives and knowledges can be mobilized to create more inclusive and equitable educational systems.
Dr. Peter Ogunniran / Felix Ayanbode