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The Unsettling Knowledge Inequities podcast features conversations with diverse and multigenerational knowledge holders. Episodes aim to interrogate the politics of knowledge production and circulation and the global power dynamics that shape it - as well as highlight alternative models and collaborations between distinct knowledge traditions.

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The Unsettling Knowledge Inequities podcast features conversations with diverse and multigenerational knowledge holders. Episodes aim to interrogate the politics of knowledge production and circulation and the global power dynamics that shape it - as well as highlight alternative models and collaborations between distinct knowledge traditions.

    Digital Redlining, Friction-Free Racism and Luxury Surveillance in the Academy

    Digital Redlining, Friction-Free Racism and Luxury Surveillance in the Academy

    In the final episode of our third season, we are joined by Chris Gilliard, a professor and scholar who is highly regarded for his critiques of surveillance technology, privacy, and the invisible but problematic ways that digital technologies intersect with race, social class and marginalized communities. In particular, Chris’ work highlights the discriminatory practices that algorithmic decision-making enables - especially as these apply in the higher education context. We d...

    • 42 min
    The Perils of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Publishing

    The Perils of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Publishing

    One of the key themes that intersects across all of our episodes this season is the surveillance and highly extractive and harmful economic practices of big corporations in the academic publishing sector, whose artificial intelligence tools are creating new forms of control and governance over our daily and professional activities.In this episode, we are joined by Christine Cooper, Yves Gendron, and Jane Andrew - co-editors of the Critical Perspectives on Accounting journal and co-authors of ...

    • 58 min
    The High Cost of Knowledge Monopoly

    The High Cost of Knowledge Monopoly

    Over the past 20 years, the academic publishing market has undergone changes that have led us to a juncture where power is concentrated in the hands of a handful of big companies.To help us understand how this came to be and its implications, we are joined today by Claudio Aspesi, a leading market analyst for the academic publishing market. Claudio is a consultant at SPARC, and has authored several reports about the market power and consolidation of the largest commercial players in this spac...

    • 40 min
    Data Cartels & Surveillance Publishing

    Data Cartels & Surveillance Publishing

    Over the last years, as the process of conducting research and scholarship has moved more and more online, it has become clear that user surveillance and data extraction has crept into academic infrastructure in multiple ways. For those committed to preserving academic freedom and knowledge equity, it's important to interrogate the practices and structures of the companies that are collecting and selling this data, and the impacts of this business model on academic infrastructure -...

    • 44 min
    AI & Automating Knowledge Inequity

    AI & Automating Knowledge Inequity

    In our third season, we continue our goal of interrogating the politics of knowledge production, exchange and circulation - but with a special focus on exploring the implications of the widespread and often uncritical use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies. In particular we will examine how the use of these technologies by corporate publishers and data analytics companies can replicate and exacerbate existing structural and other forms of inequities in societie...

    • 47 min
    Early Career Researchers: Open Science & Activism

    Early Career Researchers: Open Science & Activism

    In the last episode of our second season we are in conversation with two early career researchers and activists - Denisse Albornoz and Antoinette Foster. They reflect on how the values of openness, equity, safety, accountability and much more have influenced and informed their work and career trajectories both in academia and beyond.

    • 41 min

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