A Framework for Critical Transnational Research
Advancing Plurilingual, Intercultural, and Inter-epistemic Collaboration in the Academy
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By foregrounding successful transnational research projects conducted across Latin America and Europe, this edited collection contests epistemological hegemony and heterogeneity in the academy and highlights feasible models for research cooperation across diverse languages, cultures, and epistemologies.
Chapters focus on the practical and theoretical tenets of responsible intra-national research and propose the "Glocacademia" framework as a means of enhancing critical reflection on issues that can inhibit plurilingual, intercultural, and inter-epistemic research. The text offers key recommendations to support institutions and researchers to develop intercultural awareness, multi-level citizenship, and a readiness to embrace diverse knowledge ecologies. The book builds on existing discussions on multiculturalism, interculturality, and transculturality to offer high academic value to the discussion of higher education and research.
Offering important contributions to the study of global academic research., this volume will be of interest to scholars and researchers with an interest in international and comparative education, as well as multicultural studies in education research.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Meta-reflections on critical and decolonial ‘glocademia’ 1. European governance and doctoral education: What is ‘higher’ in higher education? 2. European and Latin American researchers between mirrors: The internationalisation of higher education for social cohesion and equity 3. The impacts of institutional flexibility, incompleteness, and rigidity on the quality of Democracy: The building up of historical oriented concepts 4. The ‘glocal’ elements in the Linguistic Atlas of Brazil 5. The complexity and difficulties for crossing barriers to development of software used in international studies 6. Spaces of encounter and misencounter between researchers and local people in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies in fishing villages 7. The EC-MSC Glocademics project at the Universidade Federal da Bahia: Interview to Manuela Guilherme 8. Glocademia: Intercultural responsibility across North/South epistemologies Conclusions: The future of glocal and interculturally responsible academia
Manuela Guilherme is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal.