Sarah Amsler is Reader in Education at the University of Lincoln (UK). She writes on the cultural politics of knowledge and education, teaches the sociology and philosophy of education and critical pedagogies, and is a founding member of the ‘Social Science Centre’ higher education cooperative. She is involved in research projects on transformative cultural practice, popular higher education and pedagogical justice. Her book Educating Radical Democracy is forthcoming.
- "• Cultivate open access to as much scholarly research and writing as possible, especially peer-reviewed work."
- "After a turbulent year, including mediations, demonstrations and an energetic union campaign supported by activist students to respond to many of the Vice-Chancellor’s claims and rationales, the administration and union finally agreed to a new contract and resolved to ‘ensure collective participation in the academic governance of the University’ whereby the employer will follow ‘participatory processes’ when reviewing policies such as Academic Grades and Standards and Research and Study Leave."
- ".] in relation to higher education and knowledge production’."
- "We believe it is essential to teach and critically explore our subjects and questions with our students in universities that contribute to human flourishing and imagining rather than only or primarily commercial interests or pre-determined goals."
- "Can you contribute?"
- "Practice being ‘awkward’ together, and make it fun."
- "In institutions where there is little or no academic governance, as is the case of many ‘post-1992’ universities in England, decisions to occupy managerial positions might be made with collective intentions to democratise them."
- "How can we imagine pedagogies of excess?"
- "Today, higher education is organised increasingly around two complementary projects: market expansion and profitability."
- "These same processes are accomplished in everyday action and discourse."