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Lecture & Discusssion

May 17, 2023 - 10:15-11:45
Unicom, Conference Room (7.3280)
Mary-Somerville-Str. 7
28359 Bremen
Contact: Inga Köster
Series: Navigating Academia
Event type: public

Talk and discussion by Maresi Nerad based on an exploratory study (see below) and a current project on "Searching for taboos in Doctoral Education". Professor Nerad described her research intention in the text as follows: "It is not my goal here to provide a comprehensive explanation of faculty and graduate student anxiety [...], to discuss anxiety through a psychoanalytic lens, or to discuss anxiety from a cultural, anthropological perspective of shame and guilt. Rather, the purpose of my trip was to gather clues and ideas about topics that have the potential to be silenced and hidden in doctoral training."

Nerad, Maresi (2015): Searching for taboos in doctoral education. An exploratory journey. In: Die Hochschule: Journal für Wissenschaft und Bildung 24(2), pp. 17-32.


About Maresi Nerad

Maresi Nerad is one of the world's leading experts in higher education research on doctoral education. She is the founding director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) and professor emerita of higher education at the University of Washington in Seattle. From 2014 to 2019, she was a member of the Presidential Innovation Board of the University of Bremen. She has written and edited several books and published numerous articles on doctoral education, most recently 2022, Towards a Global Core Value System in Doctoral Education, UCL Press/London.



We are happy to welcome our audience in person. The talk will take place at BIGSSS' conference room (Unicom, House 7, Room 7.3280). Please register by sending a short notice to Inga Köster.

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