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Peter Mayo is Professor in sociology of education and adult education, Department of Education Studies, University of Malta. His books include Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education (Zed Books, 1999), subsequently republished in six languages including Turkish, Liberating Praxis (Praeger, 2004; Sense, 2008) which won a 2005 Critics Choice Award, American Educational Studies Association and has just been published in Turkish, Learning and Social Difference (with Carmel Borg, Paradigm, 2006 Learning with Adults. A Critical pedagogical Introduction (with Leona English, Sense, 2012), Politics of Indignation. Imperialism, Postcolonial Disruptions and Social Change (Zer0 Books/John Hunt Publishers, October 2012) and Echoes from Freire for a Critically Engaged Pedagogy (Continuum, October, 2012). He is co-series editor of (with Antonia Darder and Anne Hudson) of the Palgrave-Macmillan book series, ‘Postcolonial Studies in Education’ and series editor of Sense book series ‘International Issues in Adult Education’. He is a frequent visitor to Turkey and taught at Boğaziçi University in the summer of 2009.
Antonia Darder is an international critical scholar who holds the Leavey Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Her work focuses on inequalities and social exclusions in education and society. She is the author of many articles and books, including After Race: Racism after Multiculturalism; Culture and Power in the Classroom; Reinventing Paulo Freire: A Pedagogy of Love; and A Dissident Voice: Essays on Culture, Pedagogy, & Power.
Anne Hickling-Hudson is in the professoriate at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT), where she teaches and researches in cross-cultural and international education. Born and raised in Jamaica, Anne was educated at universities in the West Indies, Hong Kong and Australia. Widely published, she has been a pioneer in applying postcolonial theory to the comparative analysis of educational change and national development. She is recognized for her national and global leadership role in academic associations of education, especially as past president of the societies of Comparative and International Education in Australia (ANZCIES) and the UK (BAICE), as well as of the World Council of Comparative and International Education Societies (WCCES) from 2001–2004.