Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET)

Occasional Paper Series Concept Note

The mission of CriSHET comprises the study of higher education transformation, connecting such inquiry to critical social justice praxes and the challenges and contestations within higher education against the backdrop of national, regional and global processes.

The CriSHET occasional paper series aims to disseminate working papers, original research studies, reflective essays, lectures, seminars and conversations held at CriSHET in the field of higher education transformation and the emerging field of Critical University Studies (CUS). We understand CUS as a broad field that critically examines the structures, disciplines, institutional cultures and function(s) of universities with the intention of reimaging them in more socially just ways.

Through this series, CriSHET intends to contribute to developing these fields within African contexts and provoke robust engagement, discussion and contestations around the complexities of university institutions by those within these institutions and the broader publics they serve.

Papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words long and formatted and referenced according to the CriSHET house style.

Anyone interested in submitting a paper should please submit a 250-word abstract for the proposed paper along with a 100-word biography.





Authors are responsible for the content, and the views and interpretations expressed are not necessarily those of CriSHET research staff and other affiliated researchers. Questions regarding the content of individual occasional paper series contributions and CUS research reports should be directed to the authors.

The papers in the series are available for download free of charge; as long as proper credit is given, they can be used as any other academic reference.

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