Open guest lecture on the 'decolonial' and 'view from the South' options

In this lecture, Professor Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza from the University of São Paulo, will argue that, though colonization may have officially ended, its drastic negative effects still persist in the form of a hierarchy of races, knowledges, languages etc that hinders local knowledges and local scientific production.

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ALL WELCOME – and feel free to bring your lunch

Full title of the lecture:

Making (No) Sense of the World: is it just language? The 'decolonial' and 'View from the South' options.

Lynn Mario de Souza is a much-cited capacity in the fields of applied linguistics and cultural studies, especially postcolonial studies - and a very popular speaker. In this lecture he will work with the recent concepts of Decolonial Theories (Mignolo 2000, Grosfoguel 2007, Ndlovu-Gathsheni 2019)  and the theories of the Epistemologies of the South (Sousa Santos 2018).


Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza is professor in Language Education at the University of São Paulo. He has a BA in Linguistics from the University of Reading (1977); a Masters in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies (1984) and a PhD in Communication and Semiotics (1992), both from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo; and Livre-Docência from the University of São Paulo (2006).

De Souza has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Western Ontario (2004), Monash (2010), Oulu (2011) and Goa (2012). He has experience in research, teaching and publications in Language Studies, focusing on the areas of Critical pedagogy, applied linguistics, foreign language, literacy, literary criticism, post colonial literature and teacher education.

Selected publications — Books (authored and edited volumes):Co-edited with GUILHERME, Manuela: Glocal Languages and Critical Intercultural Awareness, London, Routledge (2019)

Co-edited with ANDREOTTI, Vanessa: Postcolonial Perspectives in Global citizenship education. London: Routledge, 2011. v. 1. 340p.

Co-authored with ANDREOTTI, Vanessa: Learning to Read the World Through Other Eyes. 1. ed. Derby, UK: Global Education, Derby, 2008. v. 1. 39p.

Co-authored with ANDREOTTI, Vanessa: Critical Literacy in Global Citizenship Education. 2. ed. Derby, UK: Global Education, Derby, 2008. v. 1. 24p.



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