Call for Chapters: Digital Inequalities in the Global South

This call for books chapter might be of interest to our followers: *Call for Chapter Proposals for an Edited Volume on* *“Digital Inequalities in the Global South”* *Editors: * *Massimo Ragnedda (Northumbria University, UK)* *Anna Gladkova (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)* This book will focus on the rising digital inequalities in countries from geographical areas … Continue reading Call for Chapters: Digital Inequalities in the Global South

Diversity in the higher education ecosystem

By Susan Robertson  This is a pre-publication version of an entry in the Sage Encyclopedia of Higher Education Through a Rear-View Mirror Trace the arc of time backwards, and we can see growing and considerable diversity in higher education sectors around the world, particularly over the course of the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Take, as … Continue reading Diversity in the higher education ecosystem

Workshop: Social Media and #USSStrikes

The unprecedented wave of strike action across UK universities earlier in 2018 raises many questions for the sociology of higher education. To what extent was the strike part of a wider set of mobilisations against austerity, on the one hand, and the workings out of neoliberal policies shaping public institutions, on the other? What were … Continue reading Workshop: Social Media and #USSStrikes

Publishing in an age of social media

These slides are from a workshop which Mark Carrigan ran with Sara Baker at the Faculty of Education in July 2018. The workshop explored how scholarly publishing is changing with the emergence of social media and helped participants develop strategies for linking established and emerging publications together. https://www.slideshare.net/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media

Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

By Mark Carrigan In the last year, I’ve become increasingly preoccupied by why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously. In part, this preoccupation is analytical because following this thread has proven to be a useful way to move from my past focus on individual users of social media to a more expansive sociological account of platforms. The lifecycle … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously