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Guest Lecture - Knowledge, writing and power in academia

posted Nov 28, 2011, 1:54 AM by Makau Ngola   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 1:55 AM ]
As part of the CARTA Program to address writing and publishing needs of CARTA Fellows, a guest lecture entitled "Knowledge, writing and power in academia: how to use technology and capacity building in writing and publishing to your advantage." is planned on December 6, 2011 at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Public Health at the Marie Curie Lecture Theatre, from 12:00 to 13:00 pm.

The Guest speaker is Dr. Soledad Falabella Luco who is the director of ESE:O, a non profit organization which promotes democratic literacy in the Global South: a series of skills involving linguistic literacy (reading, writing, information seeking and sharing, interpretation and evaluation), human rights, and critical thinking. ESE:O’s work involves research-action projects that focus on capacity building by promoting the production and dissemination of local knowledge according to the highest international standards. ESE:O seeks to empower learning communities with concrete skills for local and global participation in knowledge production and circulation ( 

Dr Soledad is in South Africa as a resource person in the on-going CARTA Joint Advanced Seminar 2 (JAS 2) which started on November 21, 2011 and runs through till December 16, 2011.  Dr. Falabella has over fifteen years of experience in academia, and has taught, published and conducted research widely. Currently she is a professor at the University of Chile’s Gender and Latin American Cultures Center teaching academic writing, critical feminist theory and the history of ideas in Latin America. As an "academic and cultural activist" she is committed to developing creative ways to promote social change by combining pedagogy, research, activism, and the arts.  Those who will attend the lecture will benefit immensely from Dr Soledad's vast experience in academic writing and publishing.