Sociology Senior Lecturer Ana Cecilia Dinerstein from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, will be running a writing workshop for researchers, postgraduate students and scholar activists working in Mexico and across Latin America.

Titled Writing for An Other World: Building Transnational Relations in Post-Capitalist, Post-Development and Post-Patriarchal Social Research, the workshop is sponsored by the British Academy and will take place at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico, from 17 to 21 September 2018.

The event will bring researchers together with writers and journal editors from the United Kingdom to explore strategies for publishing daring ideas that venture beyond dominant epistemologies and forms of expression. It is designed to support newer researchers using critical, feminist and creative methodologies to understand forms of social reproduction and transformation that challenge capitalist, colonial and patriarchal models of theory and development practice.

Participants will work with each other as well as with experienced editors of academic journals and representatives of Latin American Council of Social Sciences (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales) and the Institute of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Instituto de Estudios de America Latina y el Caribe). The aim is to develop their writing for publication while exploring current problems of the scientific world system and alternative modes of knowledge production.

The workshop is coordinated by Sarah Amsler (University of Nottingham), Raquel Gutiérrez (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) and Ana C Dinerstein (University of Bath), with the support of Sandra Rátiva Gaona (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla).

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