Criticality and English Language Education: An Autoethnographic Journey

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Raúl Alberto Mora


This article, relying on a series of epiphanies throughout my journey as a researcher and scholar-activist, shares my relationship with criticality and how it has guided my research and teaching agendas. I share how critical theories have informed my main research areas and the questions and issues I have raised in my own work. The article also discusses my main scholarly influences and how my interactions with varied literature, mentors, and colleagues have shaped my own criticality. I also take a moment to reflect on how this journey has helped the field of language education in Colombia to continue with the evolution toward stronger critical and social justice-oriented frameworks and how I see my changing positionality as mentor and ally of colleagues and the future cadres of scholars moving forward.

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Mora, R. A. (2021). Criticality and English Language Education: An Autoethnographic Journey. HOW Journal, 28(3), 62-77.
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Raúl Alberto Mora, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

He is Associate Professor at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. He also chairs the Literacies in Second Languages Project research lab at UPB. Dr. Mora’s research explores literacies theory from a socio-critical perspective to transform second language education practices and studies L2 literacy practices in urban and virtual spaces


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