Transcultural communication

  • Bojsen, Heidi (Project manager)
  • OUÉDRAOGO, Ousséni (Project participant)
  • DIALLO, Issa (Project working partner)
  • Compaoré, Ismaël (Project working partner)
  • COLLEYN, Jean Paul (Project working partner)
  • Hammar, Amanda (Anden)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project sets out to document the transcultural communication processes occurring during the activities of the West African student organisation "Mouvement des sans Voix" in Burkina Faso. The students Work in a context of extensive plurilinguism (about 60 different languages are spoken in Burkina Faso) and in a country marked by poverty, a massive presence of Development institutions and agents and remarkable traditions of intellectual endeavour and debates - often found in other discursive forms than those conceived through "Western"epistemological tools. The aim of the project is:
1) Document how the students and the people they Work with deal with language differences as well as large difference in social and economic conditions
2) Investigate to what extent the best practice of the students' communication strategies may provide useful tools for a) the practice of Development agents.
Effective start/end date01/03/2011 → …

Research Output

  • 1 Book chapter
  • 1 Journal article

Who decides what to develop and how? Methodological reflections on postcolonial contributions to analysis of development work

Bojsen, H., 2015, Identity and Interculturality: Research Methods. Dervin, F. & Risager, K. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication, Vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Taking Glissant’s philosophy into social sciences? A discussion of the place of aesthetics in critical development discourse

Bojsen, H. & Britton, C. (ed.), 2013, In : Callaloo. 36, 4, p. 995-1013

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


  • 2 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA)

Heidi Bojsen (Speaker)

12 Jun 201415 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

“The opacité of Relation in practice:: a position of resistance, respect or an excuse to remain ignorant?”

Heidi Bojsen (Speaker)

6 Oct 20117 Dec 2011

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Challenging Colonialism and Homogenizing Modernity: Theory, Methodology and Literary Analysis

Heidi Bojsen (Speaker)

6 Oct 20109 Oct 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course