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

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Prae-Docs & Doctoral Researchers!

Please consider contributing your work and energy to our Open Panel at the
EASST/4S Joint Conference in Prague 2020 (abstract below):

Doctoral Research, Inventive Inquiry and Making New Spaces within and
beyond the Academy

We invite submissions by doctoral researchers eager to participate in
creating an open, creative and critical platform around early-career
research, and willing to explore the tension between inventive new
scholarship and its disciplinary pressures.

Deadline: Feb 29, 2020.
EASST/4S Prague 2020 - "Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and
Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds" - Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-21.

Submission Details:

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Best wishes,
Jade V. Henry (Goldsmiths, University of London)
& Lisa Lehner (Cornell University)

Lisa: || @lmh_lehner

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Amid concerns about the “neo-liberal university,” we see a surge in
about early-career researchers and the precarity of career trajectories.
In turn, more and more special events, like pre-conferences and self-care
workshops, promise supportive settings for early-career academics. While
these developments are important, they do not always consider how
scholarship carried out by new scholars themselves might be working to
re-shape the academy. This panel seeks to foreground the agency of doctoral
researchers, as well as their particular constraints, by inviting them to
share how their practices resist, subvert and reconfigure the spaces where
scholarship comes to matter.

We wish to offer a platform for “inventive” and critical doctoral inquiry
that generates “alternative ways of combining representation of, and
intervention in, social life” (Marres et al. 2018, 18), using e.g. art,
design, performance, activism, alternative methodologies and more. We
contend that this creative and active relationship with “the social” is
reflexive–that inventive research both transforms, and is transformed by,
its “objects” of study. Our panel asks: How do emerging researchers
the social” within the contemporary university and beyond? And, critically,
who bears the costs and/or consequences of such change?

We invite doctoral students from all disciplines to present the
space-making potentialities of their inventive research, and collectively
forge a space of solidarity for early-career scholarship. We welcome all
presentation formats to explore how this emerging body of inventive work
might contribute to existing knowledge structures and also reconfigure the
spaces where scholarly careers are constituted.

Keywords: early-career scholarship, research practices, inventive
research, higher education, alternative knowledge production

- STS and Social Justice/Social Movement
- Gender/Sexuality/Feminist STS
- Knowledge, Theory and Method

Lisa Lehner
PhD Candidate
Department of Science & Technology Studies
Cornell University

E* | *Twitter @lmh_lehner

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