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Public Knowledge

Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Anthropocene Campus
Public Knowledge with Amita Baviskar and Rifka Weehuizen

The production of knowledge at universities and other institutions of research has always had an economic aspect. In conversation with Amita Baviskar, Rifka Weehuzien provides insight into her research on the part played by capitalism in academic objectivity and teaching. Insights into the profit motivation behind research grant applications, student body numbers, duration of study, and the peer review process.

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Amita Baviskar teaches sociology at the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi. Historian Rifka Weehuizen is managing director of the Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS), University of Strasbourg.

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