Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies
About the BookJillian Ford and Nathalia E. Jaramillo edit 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.
Contributors: Silvia García Aguilár, Khalilah Ali, Angela Malone Cartwright, Adriana Diego, LeConté Dill, Sameena Eidoo, Genevieve Flores-Haro, Jillian Ford, Leena Her, Nathalia Jaramillo, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Claudia Lozáno, Liliana Manriquez, Alberta Salazár, Leon Salazár, and Lorri Santamaría
* Publication was supported by a grant from the Howard D. and Marjorie L. Brooks Fund for Progressive Thought.
About the AuthorJillian Ford is an associate professor of social studies education at Kennesaw State University. 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.
“Inspired by bell hooks’ engaged and transgressive pedagogical discourses, this compelling, informative, ‘disruptive’ anthology captures the powerful reflections of feminist/womanist women of color as they interrogate toxic practices of the white academy in the South. The essays, which cover a rich variety of topics, are candid, brilliant, sobering, informative, and inspirational. A must-read for strategies to transform higher education during challenging times.”--Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College