This text ratifies that knowledge does not pertain to a particular discipline or region of the world. The Horizontal Construction of Knowledge refers to the vigor that social knowledge acquires when it is based on the disciplinary dialogue with the voices of the multiple knowledges possessed by those who live and overcome the social problems that afflict them. Research that responds horizontally to social questions contributes in two ways: it produces new knowledge, and new relationships between people.
Sarah Corona Berkin received her PhD in Communication from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1988. She conducts research in the fields of image communication in different social groups, indigenous education, interculturality and decolonial methodologies. She is currently a professor at the University of Guadalajara and a member of the National System of Researchers Level III. She is also director of the Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS), from 2017 to date.