Ph.d.-forsvar Jin Hui Li
Shaping ideals of future citizenry in transnation-al higher education – an analysis of the for-mation of student subjectivities in a new trans-national institutional environment
20.11.2018 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Jin Hui Li will publicly defend her thesis entitled:
Shaping ideals of future citizenry in transnational higher education – an analysis of the formation of student subjectivities in a new transnational institutional environment
The defense will take place Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 1 o´clock
Aalborg University, Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen, room 2.3.124
The dissertation explores the processes of construction of student subjectivity and of ideals of future citizenry in a new kind of transnational higher education. The exploration is theoretically grounded in Foucault’s notion of subject, power and knowledge. Empirically, it is based on pilot interviews of students and ethnographic study at the Sino-Danish University Center (SDC) in Beijing and a policy-historical study that contextualizes the emergence of the SDC. The dissertation shows that the transnational educational ideals of citizenry seem tied to nation-states in ways that connect them to national imaginaries and racial hierarchies. Students are required to reflect upon themselves as part of future citizenry with ‘the West’ and ‘the East’ as persistent and recurring components in how they narrate themselves and each other. Rather than promoting ideals of future global citizenry, transnational education seems to contribute to nation-state building in ways that reproduce well-known racial and geopolitical narratives.
Associate professor Margit Saltofte Nielsen, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University (Chairperson)
Professor Kerstin Von Brömssen, Högskolan Väst
Deputy Head of Department, ph.d. Martin Bayer, UCC, University College
Associate professor Mette Buchard, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University
The defense will be conducted in English. After the defense the department will host a reception.
Institut for Læring og filosofi
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV.