Call for Papers: “Space, language and identity politics in 21st century higher education”

  • Thierry M Luescher Higher Education and Development in Africa, Education and Skills Development Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

Our first guest-edited issue for Vol. 6 (2018) will address itself to the politics of space, language and identity in higher education, in Africa and globally. The contributions in the guest-edited issue will singularly and collectively grapple with the nuances attendant to the intersections amongst space, language and identity in higher education.


Key topics to be pursued in this issue include:
• Higher education spaces and the politics of space in higher education

• Space and identity, symbols and signs in the post-colonial university

• Politics of identity: student protests, language, institutional culture

• Institutional policies and their impact on (the politics of) practice (e.g. language policies)

• Social cohesion, diversity and citizenship

• Intersections of language, curriculum, educational access and transformation

• Curriculum, decolonisation, and epistemic injustices | freedoms

• Student experience, student identity, and student politics of diverse student groups (e.g. LGBTIQ+ students).

Author Biography

Thierry M Luescher, Higher Education and Development in Africa, Education and Skills Development Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Thierry Luescher (Luescher-Mamashela) is the research director: higher education and development in Africa in the education and skills development research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa. He has secondary academic affiliation with the University of the Free State where he previously worked as assistant director for institutional research. Prior to that, he was a senior lecturer in higher education studies and extra-ordinary senior lecturer in political studies at the University of the Western Cape. Thierry was a student leader at the University of Cape Town where he also completed his Ph.D. He has studied student politics and higher education in Africa as part of a number of research groups including the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA), African Minds, and the Mellon Project ‘From #RMF to #FMF’. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Journal of College Student Development, Makerere Journal of Higher Education, and the book series African Higher Education Dynamics. His recent publications include the book Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism (African Minds, 2016), which he edited with Manja Klemenčič and James Otieno Jowi.

Published
2017-07-20
Section
Professional Notices