My name is Juliet Perumal and I am a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand. I am currently researching towards a PhD in Education. I have provisonally entitled my research: Enacting feminisms in multilingual classrooms: in search of critical feminist pedagogies of praxis. My research interests include critical and feminist pedagogies, sociolinguistics with a particular focus on language and gender in multilingual contexts. I have lectured in Language and Leaning, Gender Studies, and English Methodology at the University of Durban-Westville, S.A. and in Research Methodology at the M.L. Sultan Technikon in S.A. I have also worked as an educational consultant and have provided editorial support to PhD and Masters students.


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Enacting Feminisms in Multilingual Classrooms: Exploring Shifting Versions of the Autobiographical ‘I’

In an attempt to explore the enactment of feminist pedagogy in multilingual classes, this study engaged research participants in the writing of an autobiographical essay that traces their feminist identity construction. Proceeding from generic definitions that suggest that in an autobiography the author endeavours to present her life as directly, naturally, and realistically as possible, this paper cautions that the autobiography cannot be accepted as the classical representational mirror preoccupied with the romance of the real, portraying a unified and coherent social actor.

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Demythologising the Metaphors We Teach By

Suggests a critical postmodern feminist engagement with the Outcomes-Based Learning and Interim Core Syllabus for English Second Language policy documents to guard against reinstantiating under new guise patriarchal regimes of rationality.

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Trajectories of Coming to Feminist Consciousness

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Exploring Teacher Identity in an Emerging South African Democracy: Bodies as Objects of Pedagogical and Professional Relations

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Student Resistance to and Teacher Normalisation of Radical Ideologies

Various postures of student resistance, which included students denying, discounting, distancing themselves from feminist teachers’ critique of gender and sexual orientation discrimination or expressing dismay at the patriarchal oppression.

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