Knowlege, Globalization, and Institutions

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group, Middle East Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Balcony L, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Patrick Mcgreevy, Thomas Stieve
Chairs: Patrick Mcgreevy


The production of knowledge, the producers of knowledge, and the institutions traditionally dedicated to its production all operate in an increasingly global context. This session brings together a group of papers that examine the geographies of this process from a number of angles to address questions concerning: how a dispersed global discourse contributes to massive online knowledge compilations; how prominent concepts such as those of political economy take shape in a global context; why the study of expatriate knowledge producers must be understood geographically; how international experiences challenge faculty members in a way that is transformative not only to them but also to the institutions in which they are embedded; and whether the current challenges to the critical and knowledge production missions of universities is enhanced or degraded by gestures of separation from the world.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Thomas Stieve*, University of Arizona - Geography & Development, Critical Discourse Analysis of Global Knowledge Production as Represented in Wikipedia 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Carl Truedsson*, London School of Economics, ‘Neoliberalization’ as Rosetta Stone? A Critical Realist Interrogation of Neoliberalization’s Meta-Theoretical Inconsistencies 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Douglas Gress*, Seoul National University, The Geography of Expatriate Academics in Higher Education 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Heike Joens*, Loughborough University, Making connections: how research sabbaticals globalized the University of California, 1899-1919 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Patrick Mcgreevy*, American University of Beirut, De-Marking the University: Hierarchy, Walls and Critique 20 9:20 AM

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