About ECHER Blog

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The ECHER Blog is an online space for sharing information, experience, advice and opinion about the art, craft and practice of doing research in the field of higher education.

The blog is written by early-career scholars for early-career scholars, or for pretty much anyone who may be interested in what they have to say.

Lead Editors

Melina Aarnikoivu
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Jelena Brankovic
Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)

Contributors

Melina Aarnikoivu
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Aliakbar Akbaritabar
DZHW — German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (Germany)
Carlos Azevedo
The Open University (UK)
Peter Bentley
Innovative Research Universities and The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Jelena Brankovic
Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)
Richard Budd
Department of Educational Research, University of Lancaster (UK)
Elizabeth Cook
Edith Cowan University (Australia)
Lukas Daubner
Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)
Meta Gorup
Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG), Ghent University (Belgium)
Katerina Guba
European University at St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Daniel Kontowski
University of Winchester (UK) & European Liberal Arts Initiative (online)
Maryna Lakhno
Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, Central European University (Austria)
Melissa Laufer
The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) (Germany)
Ai Tam Le
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (Australia)
Dara Melnyk
SKOLKOVO Education Development Centre (Russian Federation)
Yusuf Ikbal Oldac
Department of Education, University of Oxford (UK)
Yurgos Politis
Technological University Dublin (Ireland)
Ana Sofia Ribeiro
Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Filipa M. Ribeiro
University of Porto (Portugal)
Emma Sabzalieva
Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, University of Toronto (Canada)
Irina Shcheglova
Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation)
Taru Siekkinen
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Rachel Spacey
Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute, University of Lincoln (UK)
Marija Stambolieva
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Krystian Szadkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Ulyana Zakharova
Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation)

Guest contributors

Guest contributors are not, strictly speaking, members of either early-career or higher education research community (or both), and who contribute to the blog by sharing views with the audience of early-career scholars, offering it advice, or reflecting on relevant aspects of academic work and life.
David M. Hoffman
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Abel Polese
Riyad A. Shahjahan
Department of Educational Administration, Michigan State University (USA)

Former members of the Editorial Team

Taru Siekkinen
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
December 2018 – February 2020
Katerina Guba
European University at St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
December 2018 – January 2020
Daniel Kontowski
School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen (Russian Federation)
European Liberal Arts Initiative (online)
December 2018 – August 2019
Ai Tam Le
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (Australia)
October 2019 – September 2020
Irina Shcheglova
Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation)
December 2018 – May 2019
Rachel Spacey
Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute, University of Lincoln (UK)
October 2019 – September 2020

Would you like to become an ECHER Blog contributor?

If yes, then get in touch by sending an email to echernetwork@gmail.com.

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