Feminism and higher education; Sex discrimination in higher education; Sex discrimination against women; Sex discrimination--Law and legislation; Merit (Ethics); Knowledge economy; Australia
Margaret Thornton, Australian National University, considers the concepts of merit and the “ideal academic”, arguing that as higher education is transformed by the new “knowledge economy”, the characteristics of the ideal academic have shifted to favour the masculinised figure of the “technopreneur.”
Lorraine Code, York Professor Emirita, provides commentary drawn from her specialities of epistemology, feminist epistemology and the politics of knowledge, epistemic responsibility, 20th-century French philosophy, ecological theory and post-colonial theory.
Thornton, Margaret and Code, Lorraine, "The Mirage of Merit: Reconstituting the 'Ideal Academic'" (2013). All Special Lectures and Symposia Videos. 10.
Co-sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Studies at York and the Osgoode Institute of Feminist Legal Studies.