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Global South Scholars in the Western Academy
Harnessing Unique Experiences, Knowledges, and Positionality in the Third Space

ISBN 9780367625825
Published November 12, 2021 by Routledge
234 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

By foregrounding the voices and experiences of scholars from the Global South who have migrated to institutions in the Global North, this volume theorizes the "third space" as a unique, rich, and generative position in the Western academy.

Global South Scholars in the Western Academy engages a range of critical methodologies to explore the challenges that Global South scholars have faced in establishing themselves in academic settings in the Global North. The text identifies the unique position that scholars have come to adopt "in-between" North and South and theorizes this positionality as a "third space", which is carved out by academics negotiating personal, professional, and cultural belonging. This liminal subject position, enriched by experiences of migration, racialization, poverty, and difference, is shown to drive knowledge-production and justice-orientated approaches in the academy.

This book provides a new and overdue perspective on the experiences and contributions of Global South scholars in the academy. It will be of interest to academics, researchers, and scholars with an interest in critical theory, indigenous and multicultural education, the sociology of education, and higher education.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Transformative Pedagogy and Scholarship 1. "Why don’t you study your own country?" Situating the Semi-self, amongst Hybrid Identities 2. Settler Colonial Curriculum in Carlisle Boarding School: A Historical and Personal Qualitative Research Study 3. Between Confidence and Mistrust, Rejection and Collaboration: Anglolan Region Drums in Third Academic Space at Universidade Federal de Minas, Brazil Part 2: Barriers and Disruptions of White Space in Academia 4. How to be a Good Immigrant in Australian Academia 5. Inclusion and Exclusion of Postcolonial Subjects in Knowledge Production: Academic Experience in Sweden, Cameroon, and Germany 6. Cannibalizing the Foundations of Western Civilization 7. Navigating Academia as a Third Culture Child: Acculturation Part 3: Cultivating Third Spaces in the Academy 8. Defining and Decolonizing Spaces in the Western Academy: Like a Laughing Dove 9. Reflections on Multiple and Unconventional Positionality through a Lens of Multi-layered Institutional Whiteness: Challenging the Binary 10. Disrupting Trauma Tourism in Diversity Workshops and Scholarship Essays: A Participatory Study Describing Counternarratives by Queer, Trans, and Students of Colour Part 4: Cultivating Third Spaces 11. The Role of Memory and Emotions in the Long Migration Journey to Germany 12. Transforming Ordinary Spaces into Hopeful Spaces 13. Opportunities and Challenges of Oral History Research through Refugee Voices, Narratives, and Memories: History Dialogues 14. Reconceptualizing Academic Mobility in Exile: Advancing a More Equitable Exchange of Ideas Afterword

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Staci B. Martin, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Social Work at Portland State University, USA

Deepra Dandekar, Ph.D., Researcher, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany