Linje Manyozo is a community development practitioner and a student of society, who currently teaches Communication for Development in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Research Associate of the Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Linje has also taught and directed the MSc Programme in Media, Communications and Development in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Linje's extensive professional profile includes grassroots and international development interventions. His praxis revolves around the generation and utilization of subaltern voices in development. He is enthused with learning the communicative actions that shape the class contestation of power during the violence, the theatre, the deception and the bullshit that oftentimes characterize orthodox development policy formulation and implementation.
Linje believes that scholarly endeavours should be strongly linked to social transformation efforts, through an educator’s active involvement in working with those lying at the periphery of the periphery to improve their lives. He thus holds that a transformative educator should challenge society to think the unthought and to speak the unspoken - so as to deconstruct the thingification of the subaltern and thus intervene in social transformation.
Linje curates his teaching as a praxis in liberatory pedagogy, the aim being, not just to impart knowledge, but also to build graduates who ask critical questions of themselves, their learning and their experience. In Marxist sense, such teaching combines three tenets – it is critically pedagogical, inclusive and emancipatory: the praxis is strongly rooted in the idea that remaking the world is a collective responsibility. This is the essence of transformative education.