RT117 - Partnership, participation and power in academia
Convened by Shreya Sinha, Katarzyna Cieslik, Shashi Ratnaker Singh (all from University of Cambridge, UK)

Academic work is necessarily collaborative. However, ‘partnership’ and ‘collaboration’ have gained particular currency in recent years with grants requiring researchers to have collaborators in the global South and to demonstrate ‘social impact’. While such relationships should build intellectual and political solidarities, this may be undermined by the power-laden context within which such projects are set. This roundtable discusses how such collaborations are installed and maintained during and beyond a project’s lifetime. We will explore questions such as: Are the terms of collaboration equitable? What are its power dynamics? How can academic solidarities be built and maintained through these collaborations?

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