Thinking knowledge production without the university

This is a collaborative blog post leading up to the panel Undisciplining: thinking knowledge production without the university at The Sociological Review's annual conference Undisciplining: conversations from the edges, Newcastle, Gateshead, 18-21 June 2018. Introduction Jana Bacevic If it is true that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end … Continue reading Thinking knowledge production without the university

Call for Papers: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University

December 13th-14th, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge In recent discussions of capitalism, the notion of the ‘platform’ has come to play a prominent role in conceptualising our present circumstances and imagining our potential futures. There are criticisms which can be raised of the platform-as-metaphor, however we believe it provides a useful hook through which to … Continue reading Call for Papers: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University

Theorising Race and Racism in Education: Easter Term 2018

Alternate Fridays 14:00-16:00 Easter term 2018: ‘Theorists from across the globe’ Donald McIntyre Building, Room 2S3, Faculty of Education Convened by: Arathi Sriprakash, Amina Shareef, Sharon Walker, Amberley Middleton, Christy Kultz Session 1: April 27, 2018 Using humour and critique, Fanon considers racial constructions, in this case, ‘black’, and how these shape the ways in which those racialized as … Continue reading Theorising Race and Racism in Education: Easter Term 2018

#CIES2018 in Mexico – notes from a wandering scholar

by Aliandra Lazzari Barlete Finally I am back from my wanderings as a doctoral researcher/presenter with time at my desk in the library to reflect on the past several weeks in Mexico. I was at the annual Comparative and International Education Society Conference (CIES), this time held in Mexico, Latin America. Mostly this annual conference … Continue reading #CIES2018 in Mexico – notes from a wandering scholar

Our one month Platform Capitalism intensive reading group

In recent discussions of capitalist transformation, the notion of the ‘platform’ has come to play a prominent role in conceptualising our present circumstances and imagining our potential futures. There are many criticisms which can be raised of the platform metaphor, however we believe it provides a useful hook through which to make sense of how … Continue reading Our one month Platform Capitalism intensive reading group