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

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)

Welcome to Culture, Politics and Global Justice

On Monday 8th October we held a welcome event for people to find out more about our work and how to get involved. Here are our current projects with contact details and further information attached: Our reading groups for the year Ontopolitics of the Futures, Knowledge & Digital Capitalism, Social Justice and Education Our work in progress … Continue reading Welcome to Culture, Politics and Global Justice

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

A dialogue between ontology and epistemology

An announcement concerning the upcoming EARLI Conference hosted at the Faculty of Education: You may be aware of a conference taking place here, at the Faculty of Education, on August 27th-28th 2018. This is being co-organised by two special interest groups (‘Methods in Learning Research’ [SIG17] and ‘Educational Theory’ [SIG25]) of the European Association of Research … Continue reading A dialogue between ontology and epistemology

Talk: the Idea of a Digital University, David Berry, 12 June 4-5.30PM

12 June, 4-5.30pm, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Rd., Donald Macintyre Building, Room 2S3 (second floor) In this talk, I set out to examine the ways in which the university, as an idea, was discussed, written about and actively debated over a long period of history.  I aim to develop a set of critical research questions and problematics in relation to … Continue reading Talk: the Idea of a Digital University, David Berry, 12 June 4-5.30PM