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Indigenous Education Speakers’ Series: Dr. Noah Romero

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This talk introduces decolonial underground pedagogy, a conceptual frame that shows how minority-led subcultures can foster critical consciousness and decolonial action through informal learning, community engagement, and nonhierarchical relationships. Through decolonizing methodologies, autoethnography, close reading, and the Indigenous Philippine methodology of pakapa-kapa, this talk examines the emancipatory experiences found in three minority-led subcultures: punk rock, skateboarding, and unschooling. These analyses then inform a discussion of how subcultural learning can enrich efforts to Indigenize and decolonize education in other contexts, including in schools.

Noah Romero is a decolonial theorist and critical Indigenous studies scholar-educator. Bridging Ethnic Studies and Education, his research examines how dispossessed and deterritorialized people redefine learning and identity in subcultural contexts, with a focus on Indigenous and immigrant communities in the U.S., Aotearoa (New Zealand), the Philippines, and the Philippine diaspora. Dr. Romero is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar of Educator Preparation at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Registration at the link below is required.