Invited Speakers

We have invited critical scholars and methodologists to initiate conversations and to provoke our thinking on our use and abuse of data in social research.

Professor Bernadette Baker (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) is a prominent international figure in the area of education. She has published widely in educational philosophy, educational history, and curriculum studies journals. In addition to continental philosophy, her current research interests are post-colonial techno-science, comparative cosmology, disability studies, and history of the social sciences.

Lecture: From technologies of the self to discourses of vision: The conditions of possibility for educational neuroscience

Professor Mikko Lehtonen (School of Communication, Media and Theatre, University of Tampere). His primary research interests are materiality of culture, relations of economy, politics and culture, and multiculturalism. He has published numerous monographs in Finnish and is the author of The Cultural Analysis of Texts, which was published by Sage in 2000. He also is a member of the editorial boards of four central journals in the field, Cultural Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Communication and Critical/Cultural Methodologies and Culture Unbound. Lehtonen has been the director of the national doctoral program in communication studies (Vitro) and is the chair of the research committee and head of postgraduate studies of CMT. He has received numerous awards for his work, including The Researcher of the Year Award by The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers in 2002.

Lecture: Data, Facts and Bodies: (Re)Thinking the Knower and the Known

Mirka Koro-Ljungberg (Ph.D., University of Helsinki) is a Professor of qualitative research at the Arizona State University. Her scholarship operates in the intersection of methodology, philosophy, and socio-cultural critique and her work aims to contribute to methodological knowledge, experimentation, and theoretical development across various traditions associated with qualitative research. She has over 70 peer reviewed publications in various qualitative and educational journals and she is the author of Reconceptualizing qualitative research: Methodologies without methodology (2016) published by SAGE.

Lecture: "Data": The (im)possible and (un)decided.

Eva Bendix Petersen is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University in Denmark. She takes a keen interest in the (im)possibilities of ‘empirical’ research that rests on a post-foundational onto-epistemology and has published several articles that experiment with new forms of knowing, analysing, and writing. She is also co-editor (with Gulson and Clarke) of the recent book Education Policy and Contemporary Theory: implications for research. (Routledge, 2015)


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