Rhythms of academic mobility
Judith Enriquez-Gibson, School of Education, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Friday 24th March 2017
Paterson's Land 1.26, Holyrood campus
sign up here: open to all (please bring lunch)
Description: Comparative education scholars have explored and discussed the emergence and politics of academic mobility in various policy contexts within neo-liberalist ideologies and global market initiatives. Academic mobility has been discursively circulated in at least two ways: as the cause of transnational identity capital and as the resource for knowledge transfer worldwide. Instead of a preoccupation on the institutional and social effects of this global phenomenon, the focus of this presentation is small in scale, but pivotal in its considerations. It confronts the mobile self and attends to it socially and materially, both within and in-between places and borders. It explores the mobile and embodied interactions and encounters of my own movements as an academic. It describes and interprets my mobile identity alongside my ‘fixed’ positioning as always the other or ‘alien’ in my status as an academic border-crosser. It engages with the realities of mobility as a boundary in itself, especially when it comes to my ethnicity and place of origin.
About the speaker: Judith Enriquez-Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Education Informatics at Liverpool John Moores University. Her work and research interests engage with various disciplinary spaces that probe the relationship between technology and education. She participates and contributes to academic conversations and topics related to e-learning and technology-enhanced learning by engaging with the neglected aspects of technology use, computer-mediated communication and open movement in education. Her recent work has focused on corporeality, that is, the place of (our) bodies in technological productions and practices. Outside her academic commitments, she does enjoy exploring the outdoors and has various attempts at reading leisurely without falling into the trappings of citations and discourse analyses.