Podcast: Decolonising the Curriculum – Sharing Ideas with Lauren Hall-Lew (22 mins)

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In this Teaching Matters podcast series, produced by The Race Equality and Anti-Racist Sub-Committee (REAR) at The University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Teaching Matters, we hear from different academics at the University about what Decolonising the Curriculum means for them, and how they have put this into practice in their learning and teaching or research. They also share some readings that they have found useful.

In this episode, Professor Emerita Rowena Arshad, Chair in Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education talks to Dr. Lauren Hall-Lew, a Reader in Linguistics and English Language in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Hall-Lew’s Recommendations

  • Rosa, Jonathan, and Nelson Flores. “Unsettling race and language: Toward a raciolinguistic perspective.” Language in society 46, no. 5 (2017): 621-647.
  • Hudley, Anne H. Charity, Christine Mallinson, and Mary Bucholtz. “Toward racial justice in linguistics: Interdisciplinary insights into theorizing race in the discipline and diversifying the profession.” Language 96.4 (2020): e200-e235.
  • García, Ofelia, Nelson Flores, Kate Seltzer, Li Wei, Ricardo Otheguy, and Jonathan Rosa. “Rejecting abyssal thinking in the language and education of racialized bilinguals: A manifesto.” Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (2021): 1-26.
  • Webinars on “Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Linguistics Curriculum” https://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/lsa-webinar-series-racial-justice-equity-diversity-and-in…

Series Produced and Edited By

photograph of the authorJoséphine Foucher

Joséphine is doing a PhD in Sociology at The University of Edinburgh. Her research looks at the intersection between art and politics in contemporary Cuba. She supports Jenny Scoles as the Teaching Matters Co-Editor and Student Engagement Officer through the PhD Intern scheme at the Institute for Academic Development.

Photo of the authorJoseph Arton

Dr. Joe Arton is an Academic Developer at the Institute for Academic Development at the University of Edinburgh, he is a member of the University’s Curriculum Transformation Programme Team and curated The Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange, the University of Edinburgh’s internal site for Hybrid Teaching and Learning resources and best practice. He has a PhD in Film and Media and specialises in digital media for academic development and multimodal teaching.

picture of editor/producerERIC BERGER

Eric is a Mathematics and Statistics student at The University of Edinburgh, and a podcasting intern for Teaching Matters. Eric is passionate about university student mental health, interviewing researchers for the Student Mental Health Research Network at King’s College London, leading the University of Edinburgh’s WellComm Kings Peer Support Scheme, and conducting research on stigma for People With Mental Illnesses (PWMI).  In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing sports, over-analysing hip-hop songs, podcasts, and any sort of wholesome shenanigans.

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