Market adaptation, fragmentation and precariousness have been widely documented as problematic features of knowledge production processes in the university. This article follows an undercurrent of critical scholarship to explore how paths of resistance can be opened up by researching otherwise. The article builds on autoethnographic notes from a collective and non-funded research project aimed at gathering in situ narratives from people who experienced the 2013 Stockholm Riots. The research strategy behind this project, its organization as well as its results and reception, is here used as a point of departure to scrutinize the conditions of the possibility of critical knowledge production. The article draws attention to a critical place for doing research – in the cracks of the university – which arguably complicates the academic–public divide and keeps open discursive spaces during troubling moments of closure.
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- de los Reyes, P. & Lundström, M. (2020). ”Researching Otherwise? Autoethnographic Notes on the 2013 Stockholm Riots”, Critical Sociology, 47(7-8), online first. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0896920520978482
community-based research, action research, participatory research, neoliberal university, labour, resistance, social movements, urban riots