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Affirmative Action Policies and Decolonization of Psychology: contributions of African critical thought

Grant number: 15/11419-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Social Psychology
Principal Investigator:Raquel Souza Lobo Guzzo
Grantee:Simone Gibran Nogueira
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências da Vida. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This post-doctoral project seeks to develop systematic and in-depth research on African critical thought in Psychology and how it can contribute to a decolonization project of this science and the Affirmative Action Policies in the Brazilian context. It will be a qualitative literature research that will identify, analyze and systematize knowledge in order to implement public policies that may impact or build a new project of nation and society. The work will investigate references such as Critical African Studies in Psychology; Colonization and Decolonization of Knowledge; Liberation Thought; South Epistemologies; Afro-Brazilian Population and Culture. The proposal aims to develop research, extension project and teaching activities, as well as the establishment of a international cooperation network with Portuguese-speaking African countries and Latin America countries over a period of two years. This project will be developed through the following actions: publication of three articles in journals of excellence and one book; production of technical material that focus training teachers and educational practices in order to implementing Law 10.639 / 2003 in Brazil; four supervisions of Scientific Initiation projects and co-orientations of graduate researches; opening a study and research group; extension course for undergraduate and graduate students; establishment of cooperation network between Brazil and other countries in a South-South perspective.

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