Check out my article Decolonial feminist pedagogies: entering into the “world” of the zombie as praxis with Tanjerine Vei published in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
To teach about race is to recognize how there are communities whose worlds are shaped by violence, death, and resurrection, such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Emmett Till, George Floyd, and the many unnamed. Resurrection invokes the zombie figure. Zombies are iconic, and as implemented in an interdisciplinary course, a means to foster opportunities to engage with a social figure whose multiple meanings are cultural, historical, and political, and also notions of race and racial meaning-making. Through the figure of the zombie, this autoethnographic revisiting of a course takes up what Lugones calls playful “‘world’-travelling.” To unpack “‘world’-travelling” we examine how it was facilitated through the “world café,” a teaching modality. This article examine an educational environment where students engaged in the complexities of race relations in the US by hacking learning rituals that foster understanding racismAnnie Isabel Fukushima & Tanjerine Vei Decolonial feminist pedagogies: entering into the “world” of the zombie as praxis. https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2022.2025489