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Translingual and Decolonial Approaches to Meaning Making

Ellen Cushman (ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎡᎲᎢ Cherokee Nation Citizen) is Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University. She will be discussing her article "Translingual and Decolonial Approaches to Meaning Making" (College English, January 2016). In this article, Cushman defines three aspects of translingual approaches to composition and rhetoric that can potentially involve scholars and students in meaning making that attempts to level linguistic and knowledge hierarchies. Cushman argues that epistemic delinking and border thinking can forward the decolonial possibilities of translingual approaches to writing and research.

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Please contac t Johey Verfaille at johey v@psu.edu for Zoom regi s tration information.

Monday, September 28 at 9:00am to 10:00am

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