Resisting within the neoliberalising academy: reflections on doing transformative doctoral research

Dedotsi, Sofia and Panić, Gorana (2020) Resisting within the neoliberalising academy: reflections on doing transformative doctoral research. Emotion, Space and Society, 35. p. 100657. ISSN 1755-4586

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the authors’ experiences in doing transformative research in two countries of South East Europe - Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina, during their doctoral studies abroad – United Kingdom and Finland. Within the neoliberal context of academia which celebrates ‘success stories’, research committed to change and action may not always be welcomed and may even be considered as a pathway to ‘failure’. Reflecting on this type of 'failure' and 'opportunity' through our personal stories, we debate how we can resist neoliberalisation in academia from within and promote an anti-oppressive and empowering place of hope and change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neoliberalism, Higher education, Failure, Resistance
Subjects: L300 Sociology
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 14:59
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 11:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41894

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