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The gendered politics of student mobility in neoliberal global eduscapes - Ulf Mellström

Datum: 2015-10-14 - 2105-10-14
Tid: 13:00-15:00
Plats: Karlstad
Arrangör: Karlstads University
Typ: Seminar

The gendered politics of student mobility in neoliberal global eduscapes - Ulf Mellström

In this paper I open up for a discussion of the gendered particularities as well as the commonalities of student mobility in the current globalisation of higher education. With a point of departure in the northern hemisphere and empirical examples drawn from work on international students and student mobility in Russia, Sweden and Norway, I will link this to cultural imaginaries of desired and sought for locations in the global food chain of university rankings. In particular I will focus on the ’power of English’ and the gendered politics of student mobility in global eduscapes (Forstorp and Mellström 2013). The experiences of student mobility in the Scandinavian and Russian context will but also be put in conversation with earlier and ongoing studies of student mobility on a global basis (cf. Murphy-Lejeune 2002, 2008, Sidhu 2006, Collins et al 2014, Lee and Koo 2006, Waters 2003, 2005, 2008, Sin 2009, Brooks and Waters 2011, Gurüz 2011, Mellström 2012, Forstorp & Mellström 2013, fc.). Location: seminarierum 5A:415