International Scientific Seminar “Discourses of Otherness”


UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair, Warsaw Division of the Polish Educational Research Association and the Pedagogies of Otherness cordially invite you to participate in the International Scientific Seminar “Discourses of Otherness”.

Seminar will take place on Zoom on 28 April 2021 at 15.30 CET - link to the meeting.


Welcome note from the host - Prof. Anna Odrowaz-Coates

  1. Comments on the book "The Society of 'Others'” (Naika Foroutan, Jana Hensel, Die Gesellschaft der Anderen, Aufbau Verlag, 1. Auflage, Berlin 2020), by Dr Magdalena Lemańczyk, Researcher, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  2. Otherness and Colonialism in the Philosophy of Liberation, by Dr Cecilia Maria Zsogon, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  3. Othering of People With Disabilities - An Anthropological Perspective, by Michalina Grzelka, PhD Candidate, New York State University, USA
  4. Towards a Decolonization of the Environmental Other, by Stephen Okpadah, Lecturer, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  5. The social participation of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a snapshot from Malaysian inclusive secondary schooling, by Dr Hasrul bin Hosshan, Senior Lecturer, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia
  6. The changing discourse around pandemic of COVID-19 in Poland: language and social relations, by Dr Tatiana Kanash, Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland
  7. Netizens’ sexual fluidity & Otherness as imagining migration in African literature, by Onuoha, Onyekachi Peter, Lecturer University of Calabar, Nigeria
  8. Circumsision and the perception of the femininity by J. Bożyk, M. Roszak, P. Kaminska-Diduszko, PhD Candidates, Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland

Panel discussion with questions to presenters

18.00 Close

Invited Panellists:

  • C. L. Okam (Calabar University),
  • I. Oziemczyk (Jagiellonian University),
  • J. Andraszak (University of Rovira, Spain),
  • C. Chovgrani,
  • A. Mazurek, (Maria Grzegorzewska University)