This co-authored op-ed from University of the West Indies, Sociology PhD candidate Nathan Chapman and myself, is meant as a conversation starter about the importance of student activism at the UWI
In this column for a series on academic freedom at sage social science space I looked at the financialisation of the academic book publishing industry and asked questions about changes in the production cycle and ethos of academic publishing in the 21st century. What does the emergence of a franchise system within academic publishing suggest has happened to the traditional purpose of academic knowledge production, academic disciplines and academic authors themselves?
There is also a webinar on academic freedom with Joanna Williams, Daniel Nehring and me that you can listen to here
the culture of post-graduate research at UWI can be described as tough in terms of adequate supervision yet the students themselves demonstrate resilience in this tough working environment and are still producing excellent work