Invited Speakers

Key Note Abstracts


Alejandra Boni Aristizabal

Alejandra Boni Aristizabel is Full Professor at the Universitat Politécnica de València, Spain and Deputy Director of the INGENIO Research Institute (CSIC-UPV). She is Honorary Professor of the University of the Free State, South Africa and former Vice-president of the International Development Ethics Association. Her research analyzes educational processes using the capability approach and development education. Also, she is interested in grassroots innovation and participatory processes, using audio-visual techniques. She is co-author of Universities and Global Human Development. Theoretical and empirical insights for social change, published by Routledge in 2016. You can follow her on @sandraboni4

Lynn Fendler

Lynn Fendler is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, USA, where she teaches courses in educational foundations, curriculum theory, philosophy, and historiography. Since 2000, Professor Fendler has been a member of the Leuven, Belgium Research Community Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education: Evaluation and Evolution of the Criteria for Educational Research. She has served as Visiting Professor in Languages, Culture, Media, and Identities at the University of Luxembourg, and as Visiting Professor of Educational Theory at Vietnam National University, Hanoi. Her research interests include ethics of knowledge, historiography, genealogy, educational research, and the philosophy of food. Professor Fendler is the author of Michel Foucault in the Bloomsbury [formerly Continuum] Library of Educational Thought, which introduces Foucault’s philosophical, genealogical, and literary critique to teachers. Her current research projects include studies of non-representational theory, history of the bell curve, humanities-oriented research, and the educational problems of aesthetic taste.

Anna Kosmützky

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Anna Kosmützky is a sociologist and holds a Ph.D. from Bielefeld University and a habilitation (post-doc qualification) from University of Kassel. Before becoming a professor for the “Methodology of Higher Education and Science Research” at the Leibniz Center of Science and Society (LCSS) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover she worked at the International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel) and was head of a research area that comprises research and research projects related to the knowledge production of universities. Her research includes higher education research, science research, and organizational studies and focusses on the methodology of comparative research, in particular, international comparative research (including international collaborative research). Furthermore, she studies internationalization, globalization, and transnationalization processes in higher education (and beyond) as well as the institutional and organizational change of higher education and research organizations.