Raoul Olmo Fregoso Bailon
My research and teaching centers on educational foundations. Specifically, my work is on the decolonial turn and Latin American epistemologies with a special focus on the intersections of epistemologies from teachers, students, and metaphorical knowledge. It explores the significance of Normalistas-teachers in general and students’ lives, stories, and narratives as non-Western and non-canonical educational foundations. Additionally, my research seeks to aid in the development of Latin American philosophy of education from teachers and students as public intellectuals. My interdisciplinary perspective draws from a variety of theoretical approaches including the decolonial turn, coloniality of power, philosophy of liberation, theology of liberation, dependency theory and cultural studies in education, among others. From 2016 to 2020 I was member of the International Advisory Committee of the UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education. I am author of ¿Qué tan diferente es México de la Venezuela de Chávez? Un acercamiento a través de los programas de desayunos escolares (Universidad de Guadalajara). My scholarship has either been published or is forthcoming in edited collections, including Handbook of Theory and Research in Cultural Studies and Education (Springer), Keywords in Radical Philosophy and Education (Brill) and journals such as Bilingual Research Journal, Revista Historia de la Educación Latinoamericana, Policy Futures in Education, Contextualizaciones Latinoamericanas, Revista Tempos e Espaços em Educação, and other forums.
International Symposium on Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education
Dialogue & Emancipation