About ECHER Blog

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The ECHER Blog is an online platform for sharing information, experience and opinion about the art, craft and practice of doing research in the interdisciplinary 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
Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Jelena Brankovic
Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)

Editorial team

Aliandra Barlete
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge (UK)
Katerina Guba
European University at St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Daniel Kontowski
University of Winchester (UK) & European Liberal Arts Initiative (online)
Ai Tam Le
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (Australia)
Taru Siekkinen
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Rachel Spacey
Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute, University of Lincoln (UK)

Contributors

Melina Aarnikoivu
Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Aliakbar Akbaritabar
DZHW — German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (Germany)
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)
Lukas Daubner
Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)
Katerina Guba
European University at St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Daniel Kontowski
University of Winchester (UK) & European Liberal Arts Initiative (online)
Ai Tam Le
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (Australia)
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)
Marija Stambolieva
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Ulyana Zakharova
Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation)

Guest contributors

Guest contributors are individuals who are not, strictly speaking, members of either early-career or higher education research community (or both), but whom we have invited to share views, offer advice, or reflect on some relevant aspects of academic work and life.
Abel Polese


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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