CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

World Class Universities remind us of what the German novelist Michael Ende (1963) once described as an illusionary giant. The further away one stands, the bigger the giant appears. The greatness of a university seems more apparent if you are not actually learning or working there. While indeed Oxford (UK), Sorbonne (France), or Heidelberg (Germany), … Continue reading CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

CfP: Digital Diasporas

This conference might be of interest to some of our cluster members: Digital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 6-7 June 2019 Venue: School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London<https://www.sas.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us&gt; Conference website: https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/digital-diasporas/<https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/digital-diasporas/&gt; #DigitalDiasporas Since Appadurai wrote on the intertwined phenomena of electronic media and migration as disruptive and defining features of modern subjectivity (1996), the … Continue reading CfP: Digital Diasporas

Bridging the gap between academia and social movements: learning with, not from

By Matias Nestore Besides the brief experiences of the UCU strikes and the Decolonise movement last year, most people in Cambridge don’t see their academic lives as overlapping with activism or social movements. Those of us who do engage in them tend to do so outside of the university domain, given that overlapping factors such … Continue reading Bridging the gap between academia and social movements: learning with, not from

CFP: Intersectional Automations

An upcoming book project which be of interest to some of our cluster members: Intersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Equity  Edited Collection (Abstracts Due 1 April 2019) This collection will explore a range of situations where robotics, biotechnological enhancement, artificial intelligence (AI), and algorithmic culture collide with intersectional social justice issues, such as race, … Continue reading CFP: Intersectional Automations

PhD or MPhil as a ‘work in progress’ (Secret Seminar for CPGJ students)

Aliandra Lazzari Barlete, Faculty of Education Friday, 30/11, 12.00, Room GS3, DMB Have you ever considered your PhD or Masters degree to be your own ‘work in progress’? One that will lead you towards an intellectual idea, a betterment of your own self, an academic project, or a (hopefully) decently paid career in whatever you … Continue reading PhD or MPhil as a ‘work in progress’ (Secret Seminar for CPGJ students)