Testimonio at work: the power of Malintzin researchers
We are three Latin American women, once travellers – now US dwellers, mujeres de color, Mestizas, Neplanteras – sometimes ‘Malintzin researchers’ struggling to make sense of all our pieces, identities and changing faces. We draw upon the disruption of apartheid of knowledge in academia, arguing for counter-narratives through the use of pláticas and testimonio as tools to theorize personal experiences that contribute to the decolonization of educational research. We are advancing pláticas and testimonios as epistemological and methodological approaches to challenge and disrupt widespread Westernized research approaches that continue colonizing the U.S. education research.
Freyca Calderon-Berumen, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto & Karla O'Donald (2022) Testimonio at work: the power of Malintzin researchers, International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 45:4, 370-380, DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2022.2076829
International Journal of Research & Method in Education