WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NEOLIBERAL UNIVERSITY?
Neoliberalism is a political, economic, and social system that claims that the market should be out of the government’s control as well as an ideology that affects subjectivities (Brown 2015). Neoliberal ideology has permeated every sphere of society, including the migration management apparatus—through tropes of self-sufficiency, personal responsibility, and privatisation (Riva and Routon 2020)—as well as the academic sphere—through its constant pressure to engage in productivity, privatisation practises, etc. In this scenario, anthropologists are well suited to document and examine the consequences of neoliberalism within the university and on vulnerable-made populations. For instance, according to Barak Kalir and Céline Cantat (2020), between 2014-2020 the EU designated more than 3 billion Euros to finance research on asylum and migration, and yet, the results of this evidence-based research has been neglected by those same states that have chosen to fund such studies. What I propose for our roundtable is to include a conversation that addresses two themes: 1. What is our role as researchers in resisting neoliberalism within our institutions and/or in knowledge creation processes? 2. The gap that exists between: the potential of anthropology to make a difference regarding the people who are most affected by neoliberal measures, and the mechanisms that make a difference—including activism and resistance movements.(*)El autor o autora no ha asociado ningún archivo a este artículo