Why Not These Countries? Epistemic Injustice and Studies of Research Internationalization in Less-Studied Countries

Yusuf Ikbal OLDAC*

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Abstract

"The author needs to justify why she focuses on these specific countries in her paper." Comments like these come up frequently for researchers who focus on non-central country science systems in today’s unequally grounded world (Altbach, 2009). Such questions tend to appear less often for investigations of central science systems. The importance of the latter topic is also fairly easily expressed, whereas the former statement requires more in-depth explanation to convince reviewers. Such a situation creates questions about the differential epistemic value of research based on a study’s focus. In this paper, I explore why these circumstances
limit the creation of more inclusive inquiries, especially in the internationalization of research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative and Inclusive Internationalization : Proceedings of the 2021 WES-CIHE Summer Institute
EditorsRebecca SCHENDEL, Marisa LALLY
PublisherBoston College Center for International Higher Education
Pages11-13
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Publication series

NameCenter for International Higher Education (CIHE) Perspectives
PublisherBoston College
Number21

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