Adopting a uniquely critical lens, this volume analyzes the relationship between forced migration, the migrations of people, and subsequent impacts on education. In doing so, it challenges Euro-modern and colonial notions of what it means to move across 'borders'.

Using Abiayala and its diasporas as theory and context, this volume critiques dominant colonial attitudes and discourses towards migration and education and suggests alternatives for understanding how culturally grounded pedagogies and curricula can support migrating youth and society more broadly. Chapters use case studies and first-hand accounts such as testimonios from a variety of countries in the Global South, and discuss the lived experiences of Afro-Colombian, Haitian, and Indigenous youth, among others, to challenge the rigid disciplinary borders upheld by Euro-modern epistemologies.

This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in international and comparative education, multicultural education, and Latin American and Caribbean studies more broadly. Those specifically interested in anticolonial education, diaspora studies, and educational policy and politics will also benefit from this book.

chapter |16 pages

The Beautiful Black Girl

Abiayala, Young People, and Movement

chapter 4|19 pages

Migration, Betterment, and Modernity

Encounters and Un-Encounters Between Mobility and Access to Education as Life Projects in Three Generations of Migrants from Loja, Ecuador 1

chapter 5|19 pages

Indigenous Women of Chiapas Migrating

Transformation and Education