This one-day conference will take place at Bielefeld University in Germany on March 27th 2015 and it titled “Transnational Academic Spaces”. The keynote speaker for the conference is Professor Russel King from University of Sussex.
At this one-day conference in Bielefeld, focus is on international student and academic mobility around the world. The aim is to explore how transnational academic spaces are organized, with a focus on processes leading to social inequalities at the macro-, meso-and micro-levels. Theoretical and empirical contributions adopting a transnational focus are welcomed, especially when they take into account opportunity structures of host, home and third countries and explore the relationships between them. Instead of focusing solely on mobile individuals, the organisers also welcome contributions that situate non-mobile students and faculty members who are also an integral part of transnational academic spaces. And finally, the organisers welcome contributions that explore the dynamics of transnational network construction of academic institutions as well as the impact of internationalization processes and the macro-context on transnational academic spaces, transgressing micro-level approaches.
Abstracts may include, but are not limited to, the following topics: (more…)