Episode 40-Remaining Unfaithful to Settler Colonialism

May 31, 2022

I had a conversation in unlearning and relearning what it means to remain unfaithful to eurocentrism in my dialogue with marcela polanco.  marcela and I discuss the critical role language plays in our understanding of ourselves, others, the world, and the role it plays in the legacies of colonization.  If you want to hear about what it means to decolonize and think meaningfully about how you see yourself, others, and your work, take a listen.

Bio: marcela polanco, Ph.D., LMFT
My ancestry es Muisca, African and South European de Colombia. Como inmigrante en los United States (U.S.), I completed a Ph.D. in Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University (2011). Mi trabajo de supervisión, teaching, research, and therapy in my immigrant English are informed by the Australasian narrative therapy and U.S. Black feminism. En my Español Colombiano y Spanglish, I am particularly interested in Andean decoloniality, anti-racist feminismos and Chicanx borderland activismo as a response to Eurocentrism. I am a practicing licensed Marriage and Family Therapist en los Estados de California and Texas and AAMFT Supervisor.

Please Note: This recording contains explicit language.

marcela polanco 2015 Ted talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fdv7UT2aK8

polanco, m., Zamani, N., & Da Hee, Ch. K. (Eds.). (2021). Bilingualism, culture, and social justice in family therapy. New York, NY: Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030660352

Monk, G., Winslade, J., Sinclair, S., & polanco, m. (2020). Intercultural counseling: Bridging the us and them divide (1st ed.). San Diego, CA: Cognella. https://titles.cognella.com/intercultural-counseling-9781516533503

polanco, m., Hanson, N., Hernández, C., Le Feber, T., Medina, S., Old Buher, S., Rivera, E., Rodriguez, I., Vela, E., Velasco, B., & Le Feber, J. (2020). How to be unfaithful to Eurocentrism? A Spanglish decolonial critique to knowledge gentrification, captivity and storycide in qualitative research. The Qualitative Reporthttps://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol25/iss1/10

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