Beyond Diaspora: The lived Experiences of Academic Mobility for Educational Researchers in the European Higher Education Area

Fiona Hallett, Mustafa Yunus Eryaman

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Abstract

This chapter presents an analysis of the lived experiences of academic mobility for three educational researchers, at various stages of their research career, from different European national contexts. Lived experiences were explored by examining the metaphors used by each edu- cational researcher to convey their experiences of academic mobility. These metaphors were then explored in further depth via individual inter- views. The purpose of this analysis is to extend the debate around aca- demic mobility, which often fails to differentiate between academic mobility and mobile academics. In addition, this chapter explores the impact of the desire for, and experience of, academic mobility on the complex, hybrid and changing process of academic identity formation. In conclusion, the chapter questions whether conventional ideas of research
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACADEMIC MOBILITY
EditorsNina Maadad, Malcolm Tight
Place of PublicationBingley: UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Pages61-78
Number of pages18
Volume11
ISBN (Print)9781783508532
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Higher Education Research
Volume11

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