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CFP 'Doctoral Research, Inventive Inquiry and Making New Spaces' - Open Panel @EASST/4S Prague 2020

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<br>Prae-Docs & Doctoral Researchers!
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<br>Please consider contributing your work and energy to our Open Panel at the
<br>EASST/4S Joint Conference in Prague 2020 (abstract below):
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<br>*Doctoral Research, Inventive Inquiry and Making New Spaces within and
<br>beyond the Academy*
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<br>We invite submissions by doctoral researchers eager to participate in
<br>creating an open, creative and critical platform around early-career
<br>research, and willing to explore the tension between inventive new
<br>scholarship and its disciplinary pressures.
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<br>*Deadline: Feb 29, 2020.*
<br>*EASST/4S Prague 2020 - "Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and
<br>Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds" - Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-21.*
<br>*Submission Details:*
<br>https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/call-for-papers-and-panels/
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<br>If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
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<br>Best wishes,
<br>Jade V. Henry (Goldsmiths, University of London)
<br>& Lisa Lehner (Cornell University)
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<br>Jade: jade.henry@gold.ac.uk
<br>Lisa: ll723@cornell.edu || @lmh_lehner
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<br>*50. DOCTORAL RESEARCH, INVENTIVE INQUIRY and MAKING NEW SPACES WITHIN and
<br>BEYOND the ACADEMY*
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<br>Amid concerns about the “neo-liberal university,” we see a surge in
<br>studies
<br>*about* early-career researchers and the precarity of career trajectories.
<br>In turn, more and more special events, like pre-conferences and self-care
<br>workshops, promise supportive settings *for* early-career academics. While
<br>these developments are important, they do not always consider how
<br>scholarship carried out *by* new scholars themselves might be working to
<br>re-shape the academy. This panel seeks to foreground the agency of doctoral
<br>researchers, as well as their particular constraints, by inviting them to
<br>share how their practices resist, subvert and reconfigure the spaces where
<br>scholarship comes to matter.
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<br>We wish to offer a platform for “inventive” and critical doctoral inquiry
<br>that generates “alternative ways of combining representation of, and
<br>intervention in, social life” (Marres et al. 2018, 18), using e.g. art,
<br>design, performance, activism, alternative methodologies and more. We
<br>contend that this creative and active relationship with “the social” is
<br>reflexive–that inventive research both transforms, and is transformed by,
<br>its “objects” of study. Our panel asks: How do emerging researchers
<br>“invent
<br>the social” within the contemporary university and beyond? And, critically,
<br>who bears the costs and/or consequences of such change?
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<br>We invite doctoral students from all disciplines to present the
<br>space-making potentialities of their inventive research, and collectively
<br>forge a space of solidarity for early-career scholarship. We welcome all
<br>presentation formats to explore how this emerging body of inventive work
<br>might contribute to existing knowledge structures and also reconfigure the
<br>spaces where scholarly careers are constituted.
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<br>*Keywords: *early-career scholarship, research practices, inventive
<br>research, higher education, alternative knowledge production
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<br>*Categories: *
<br>- STS and Social Justice/Social Movement
<br>- Gender/Sexuality/Feminist STS
<br>- Knowledge, Theory and Method
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<br>--
<br>Lisa Lehner
<br>PhD Candidate
<br>Department of Science & Technology Studies
<br>Cornell University
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<br>*E* ll723@cornell.edu* | **Twitter *@lmh_lehner
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<br>*Web* http://lisa-lehner.org
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