Women in Academia Crossing North-South Borders: Gender, Race, and Displacement

Women in Academia Crossing North-South Borders: Gender, Race, and Displacement


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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 impactedtheir 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781498517713
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/23/2019
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Zuleika Arashiro is academic visitor at the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies at the Australian National University.

Malba Barahona is research fellow at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking through Our Voices; Zuleika Arashiro, Eugenia Demuro, and Malba Barahona
Chapter 1. Testimony of a Pilgrimage: (Un)Learning and Re-Learning with the South, Rosalba Icaza
Chapter 2. The Significance of Being a Mexican Academic Woman in Rural Minnesota, Marisol Reyes
Chapter 3. My Decolonizing Path: An Experience of “Belonging and Becoming”, Malba Barahona
Chapter 4. Life as a White Academic in the Global South: Colonial Privilege and Standpoint, Jeanne Simon
Chapter 5. Becoming Woman: On Exile and Belonging to the Borderlands, Sara Motta
Chapter 6. Delinking from the Zero Degree: Reflections from the Antipodes, Eugenia Demuro
Chapter 7. Silence and Voice in the Other South, Zuleika Arashiro

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