PhD defence: Marie Larsen Ryberg

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Marie Larsen Ryberg has submitted her thesis entitled: Governing interdisciplinarity: Stakes and translations of interdisciplinarity in Danish high school education

 
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00

This thesis explores the governing of interdisciplinarity in Danish high school education. In particular, it is concerned with the configuration of interdisciplinarity in the aftermaths of a widely contested reform in 2005 that introduced interdisciplinarity as a key organizing principle. Arguing that interdisciplinarity is largely misapprehended if perceived as a definite concept or method, the thesis points towards the need to approach interdisciplinarity as a contingent configuration, and the way it is governed as an outcome of specific historico-practical stakes and translations. Uncovering the history of interdisciplinarity in Danish in high school education and offering ethnographic analyses of the sticky practical arrangements of interdisciplinarity after 2005, the thesis demonstrates that the present governing of interdisciplinarity in Danish high school education entangles ideas and techniques, which historically have been at odds. More specifically, it shows that ideas of industrial innovation and techniques of performance measurement that are associated with interdisciplinarity today have, in fact, been the very objects of critique in earlier preoccupations with interdisciplinarity.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Casper Bruun Jensen
Department of Anthropology
University of Osaka

Professor Signe Vikkelsø
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Associate Professor Ursula Plesner
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Professor Alan Irwin (Chair)
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Cathrine Hasse
Danish School of Education
Aarhus University

Professor Monica Greco
Department of Sociology
Goldsmiths University of London
 

The thesis is available here 
 

Access to Marie Larsen Ryberg's PhD defence here 

 

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

 

 


 

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