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Pedagogy of the Oppressed: A South/South Movement Reading Group Series with Alberto Fierro

Academic & Research
Poster for the event Pedagogy of the Oppressed: A South/South Movement Reading Group Series with Alberto Fierro part 2
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We are pleased to invite you to join our reading group series on Pedagogy of the Oppressed. For the second half of this series, we will cover chapters 3 and 4 of the book.

To receive the Zoom meeting link, please register here:

We look forward to (in a Freirean sense) 'dialoguing' with you.


About the book

In Pedagogy of the Oppressed, the Brazilian radical educator Paulo Freire outlines a theory of transformative pedagogy that is, and cannot be separated from, a theory of revolution. Written in '68, the book – rooted in Marxist humanism – represents a masterful critique of structural oppression. For present-day scholars, it is a compelling invitation to reflect on research ethics and how to democratize knowledge production. In the book, Freire unmasks the elitist and patronizing attitudes of both traditional academics and a certain type of left. To date, Pedagogy of the Oppressed remains one of the most fascinating accounts of how research and education can serve the objectives of social transformation.  

About the convenor

Alberto Fierro is a Ph.D. candidate at the Central European University's Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. Since 2018, he has collaborated with the Brazilian social movement MTST – Movimento dos Trabalhadores sem Teto (Homeless Workers’ Movement). Alberto’s autoethnographic dissertation focuses on militant and participatory approaches to research. He has published with Millennium: Journal of International Studies and International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

South/South Movement is a transnational student collective invested in promoting Global South research/ers and decentering knowledge production in gender studies, international relations, politics, public policy, and other neighbouring disciplines. Masters and doctoral students at CEU and beyond are welcome to join. Help shape the movement by signing up here: