CGHE Seminar 100

Higher education reforms and international collaboration in Latin America: a decolonial perspective

  • Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 12:30 - 14:00
  • Seminar Room A, Department of Education, University of Oxford
  • Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela, University of Chile

Drawing on decolonial studies (Mignolo, 2003; Quijano, 1993, 1992), this presentation problematises the term ‘international collaboration’ in higher education studies with a special focus on Latin America.

In a context of competition for financial resources and prestige and where there are economical and epistemic asymmetries, international collaboration can be seen as problematic.

This presentation focuses on international collaboration in the form of co-authorship of papers in the WoS and SciELO indexes on the topic of higher education reforms within and outside Latin America. Reflections about epistemic circuits and epistemic identities are offered.


All seminars are free and open to the public. No advance booking required.

Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela

Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela

Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Chile. Carolina collaborates with various international research networks in higher education. She has published in leading journals and books. She is frequently invited to give seminars and contribute to conferences in Latin America, Europe and South Africa.

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