Open Access at the Intersection of Political Economy and Social Justice

October 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall Hall, Room 106

Open Access is often framed in terms of social justice. The political economies of knowledge production and distribution ensure that scholarly information is prohibitively expensive for all but the privileged few affiliated with wealthy institutions. The high cost of textbooks has a disparate impact on marginalized students’ access to education.

This session will introduce these and other ways in which open access intersects with social justice. Additional points of discussion include questions of labor, cultural appropriation, and representation in the academy. This session will consist of a short (20-minute) presentation followed by a facilitated discussion. The goal of this session is to encourage participants to be critical, intentional, and intersectional in their open access advocacy.

Presenter: Sveta Stoytcheva is a Humanities Librarian at Hamilton Library. Her research interests include digital humanities, critical pedagogy, and the politics of scholarly communication and information access.

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