Maria Cernat continues the discussion with the Bulgarian-born US-based academic Arto Artinian, who will analyze the current trends in academia from initiatives such as Black Lives Matter to #metoo and their progressive potential. Our discussion also focuses on the commodification of academic research and the use of scientometrics to assess academic merits. You will be surprised to find out how much of academic life has become bureaucratic, even though the neoliberal promise was precisely the opposite: the de-bureaucratization of academia.
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