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Burn It Down: The Incommensurability Of The University And Decolonization

@inproceedings{Mayorga2019BurnID,
  title={Burn It Down: The Incommensurability Of The University And Decolonization},
  author={Edwin Mayorga and Lekey Leidecker and D. Gutierrez},
  year={2019}
}
As students and a professor in, but not of, an American liberal arts college, we ask whether our current institutions of higher education are compatible with a project of decolonization. Grounded in our own testimonios and drawing on a genealogy of Western knowledge, we argue that U.S. higher education authorizes and perpetrates settler colonial violence. Furthermore, based on our experiences surviving this violence, we conclude that the Universitas adapts to inhibit and neutralize… Expand

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