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Dr Mariya Ivancheva BA University of Sofia'04, MA UCL'05 CEU'07, PhD CEU'13

Lecturer in Higher Education Studies School of Histories, Languages and Cultures


    "I am a dedicated educator who takes seriously the responsibility of equitable knowledge production in dialogue with students and the public. Like my research, my supervision encourages students to explore global problems, through a combination of problem-solving learning, using theoretical and ethnographic materials.

    In specific my research and research-led teaching and supervision explore the complexities of higher education reforms in the neoliberal era: the ways in which universities service elite reproduction and/or inspire collective imaginaries for redistribution, innovation, and transformation. I discuss these through the lens of casualisation and automation of academic labour, the marketisation and digitalisation of university education, and the exacebration of intersectional inequalities in the university settings.

    Beyond high-quality academic work, I encourage students to engageme with their own and others’ readings in a self-reflexive manner use, but also to produce non-specialist texts, blog-posts and further online materials for the broader public as part of the impact exercises of their theses (films, video lectures and podcasts). "

    qualitative and mixed methods, ethnographic fieldwork, higher education, labour, gender/class/race inequalities

    Recent completed supervision topics:
    Collaborative Learning & Buen Vivir in higher education in Ecuador (2021);
    Employee Engagement and Faculty Innovative Behaviour in UAE (2021);
    Online peer-assessment in Sino-British university environment in China (2020).