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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Hannahen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis is a subjective, reflexive piece on academic activism and influence. It harnesses personal reflections to identify issues and opportunities involved in engaging with others in pursuit of change. In some but not all cases, our work as criminologists and sociologists and, indeed, our lives can be enriched by participatory public engagement, including in social movements. Excellence in published criminology and sociology can be nourished and reciprocally influenced by a calibre of public criminology and sociology, knowing and being known by diverse citizens, publics and parliaments, working to build better futures and more just and civil societies, together. Yet, sometimes our moral and political convictions and participation in social movements may or may not have direct links with our research, academic CV, institutional affiliation, or disciplinary field. Sometimes they amalgamate facets of our lives and intellectual commitments in hyphenated or hybridised ways. Ethical and, indeed, effectual academic activism and influence is prudently anchored in academic citizenship and service, in a civic commitment to justice and human flourishing. For criminologists, this means a commitment that may transcend a narrow focus on criminal justice. Academic citizenship is an important opportunity to listen, learn and lead. Meaningful influence rarely abides in esoteric echo chambers. Insularity, indifference or inaction are not desirable outworkings of sociological and criminological imaginations, nor are they noble uses of academic freedom, time, voice, capital or power. For me, citizenship and a civic commitment to justice looks like something. en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.relationGraham H (2017) Doctors outwith borders: Reflections on academic activism and influence.University of Glasgow Sociology blog 24.07.2017.
dc.rightsAuthor retains copyright. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.en_UK
dc.subjectacademic activismen_UK
dc.subjectacademic citizenshipen_UK
dc.subjectpublic criminologyen_UK
dc.subjectpublic sociologyen_UK
dc.subjectpublic intellectualsen_UK
dc.subjectsocial justiceen_UK
dc.subjectpublic engagementen_UK
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen_UK
dc.subjectknowledge exchangeen_UK
dc.subjectapplied social scienceen_UK
dc.subjectsocial movementsen_UK
dc.titleDoctors outwith borders: Reflections on academic activism and influenceen_UK
dc.typeBlog Post/Website Contributionen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology, Social Policy & Criminologyen_UK
dc.citation.websiteUniversity of Glasgow Sociology blogen_UK
dc.subject.tagSocial Justiceen_UK
dc.subject.tagKnowledge exchangeen_UK
dc.subject.tagPublic affairs and advocacyen_UK
dc.subject.tagPublic Policyen_UK
local.rioxx.authorGraham, Hannah|0000-0003-0176-6350en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameDoctors outwith borders - reflections on academic activism and influence blog.pdfen_UK
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