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Chipindi, Ferdinand M.; Vavrus, Frances – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This paper examines the implications of the neoliberal reforms of higher education in Zambia for the professional lives faculty at the University of Zambia (UNZA). It draws on interviews with junior faculty--in their positions for less than 10 years--to argue that their conception of academic identity illustrates the problem of the "ontology…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Vavrus, Frances; Pekol, Amy – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This article utilizes critical social theory to illuminate structures of inequality that undergird certain practices of internationalization in higher education institutions, particularly in U.S. institutions. We demonstrate how such theory can be productively employed to analyze three key dimensions of contemporary internationalization: 1) a…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Program Implementation, Global Approach, Critical Theory