Cristina Jaimungal is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Anchored in anti-colonial research methods, anti-racism studies, and critical language theory, her research interests examine the racial politics embedded in the project of English-language education. Jaimungal holds a B.A. with honors in English and Professional Writing (York University) and an M.A. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, with a specialization in Comparative, International, and Development Education (University of Toronto)
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To be able to promote effective anti-colonial and decolonial education, it is imperative that educators employ indigenous epistemologies that seek to threaten, replace and reimagine colonial thinking and practice. Indigeneity and Decolonial Resistance hopes to contribute to the search for a more radical decolonial education and practice that allows for the coexistence of, and conversation among, “multiple-epistemes.” The book approaches the topics from three perspectives:
• the thought that our epistemological frameworks must consider the body of the knowledge producer, place, history, politics and contexts within which knowledge is produced,
• that the anti-colonial is intimately connected to decolonization, and by extension, decolonization cannot happen solely through Western science scholarship, and
• that the complex problems and challenges facing the world today defy universalist solutions, but can still be remedied.
Indigeneity and Decolonial Resistance is an excellent text for use in a variety of upper-division undergraduate and graduate classrooms. It is also a valuable addition to the libraries of writers and researchers interested in indigenous studies and decolonialism.
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