Fellow Group Context
The fellow group consisting of David Manuel-Navarrette (School of Sustainability, Arizona State University), Sarah Burch (University of Waterloo), Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi (International Islamic University, Malaysia), Bagele Chilisa (Faculty of Education, University of Botswana) and Haila Lotz-Sisitka (Rhodes University, Department of Education, Environmental Learning Research Centre) will work on context dependencies of transdisciplinary research. They will pursue a self-reflective and explorative approach through which they will collaboratively study the value and dynamics of relations in transdisciplinary research. A central component of these considerations will also be the reflection on one's own experiences with relationships as a researcher, whereby, in addition to the personal level, a historical perspective on the production and recognition of knowledge(s) in relations is important to the fellows.
The fellow group had their online kick-off meeting November 2022. The cooperation takes place in the form of regular online formats and one joint meeting February 2023 at Leuphana University Lüneburg. In this week, the fellows will work intensely on a joint product and get to know Leuphana University accompanied by colleagues of the topic line context dependencies.
Fellow Group Institutions
The fellow group consisting of Dena Fam (UTS, Australia), Livia Fritz (EPFL, Switzerland), Ulli Vilsmaier (Responsive Research, Switzerland) with Juliana Mercon (University of Veracruz, Mexico) as associated member focuses on the transformation of universities towards dynamic and relational inter- and transdisciplinary institutions through the lens of Antiono Gramsci's concept of hegemony. The groups objectives are: to understand how universities develop and implement strategies, integrated practices, and organizational models that enable inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching as well as to develop a perspective that accounts for the broader societal, i.e. political-historical, economic and socio-cultural context conditions that enable or hinder such transformations. The intensive working phase of the fellow group is between October and December 2021. This publication was produced as part of the Fellowship: The Responsive and Constitutive Character of Transdisciplinarity: Consequences for Higher Education (Fam, Dena, & Vilsmaier, Ulli (2022). The Responsive and Constitutive Character of Transdiciplinarity: Consequences for Higher Education, Journal of educational studies,21(2), 30–50.) Learn more
Fellow Group Societal Impact
The fellow group consisting of Rachel Claus (Royal Roads University, Canada), Janet Harris (University of Sheffield, UK) as well as Josefa Kny and Martina Schäfer (both ZTG, TU Berlin) from the tdAcademy team deals with approaches and methods of impact assessment and evaluation in transdisciplinary or participatory research in the three fields of research for development, sustainability and (public) health. The group has been working together continuously and decentrally since summer 2021. Learn more