Institutions slap down those who speak up, argues campaigning scholar

USA“Scholars who embrace the role of the ‘public academic’ are not only insufficiently rewarded for their efforts, they are often punished for them, too. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, an American professor who campaigns against human trafficking for the illegal trade in vital organs, has said that the reward system for publicly engaged intellectuals is ‘a fallacy’. Her comments come as UK academics face growing pressure to take on a public role, with plans in the pipeline for research funding to be linked to public engagement …” (more)

[Rebecca Attwood, Times Higher Education, 3 September]

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