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New Book on Academics in Exile

Academics in Exile

Academics in Exile
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News from Jun 15, 2022

Prof. Dr. Carola Richter edited this book on Academics in Exile together with her colleagues Dr. Vera Axyonova from the University of Vienna and Dr. Florian Kohstall from FU Berlin.

It is available open access on the publisher transcript's website.

Restrictions on academic freedom, persecution and armed conflict have forced many scholars into exile. So far, the professional trajectories of these scholars and their contributions to knowledge exchange have not been studied comprehensively. The contributors to this volume address the situations and networks of scholars in exile, the challenges they face in their host countries and the opportunities they use. These issues are highly relevant to discussions about the moral economies of higher education institutions and support programs. Although the contributions largely focus on Germany as a host country, they also offer telling examples of forced mobility in the Global South, including both contemporary and historical perspectives.

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