This is a list of recent and upcoming events (conferences, invited lectures, workshops) where I am speaking. I’m in the process of uploading links to presentation material (slides, video) and/or background papers – please cite them if using them in your own work/teaching.

16 May 2019

Neoliberalism and the limits of critique in contemporary universities

Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) seminar series, Institute of Education, University of London

You can listen to the recording of the talk here.

24 April 2019

More than a feeling? Neoliberalism and the emotional logic of critique

‘Toxic positivity’, Critical Theory seminar series, University of Nottingham

You can listen to the recording of the talk here.

19-21 June 2018

Undisciplining: conversations beyond the edges, Sociological Review conference, Newcastle, Gateshead

Panel: Thinking knowledge production without the university (with Sarah Amsler, Cezar Guzman Concha and Sinead d’Silva)

25 May 2018

Graduate Student Conference, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Panel: ‘The Politics of Knowledge and Representation: Unpacking Higher Education’,  (with Priyamvada Gopal and Adam Branch), 11.45-12.45 AM

4 May 2018

Between the discourse of ‘resilience’ and death by committee – Reclaiming collective spaces for academic resistance, BSA Early Career Event, University of Newcastle

Critique in the neoliberal university: conditions of (im)possibility

Slides JBacevic_4May_Newcastle

28 April 2018

UCU in transformation: London Region Activists’ Day School, UCL

#NoCapitulation: using social media, 11-12.15 AM

27 April 2018

Technology and New Media research cluster, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, 1-2PM

In the Land of dark ontology: from speculative realism to technofascism (and everything in between)

25 April

Labour Ethnic Minority Forum, Pembroke College, Thomas Grey Room, 4-6PM

Short reflections on the USS strike

23 April

Cambridge EOS seminars, Lucy Cavendish College

New approaches to internationalisation and globalisation in education

12 April 2018

BSA annual conference, Newcastle

Who acts and what matters? Political ontology, power, and agency in the ‘neoliberal university’

2 March 2018

London Realist Workshop, SOAS, London, 5PM

The social ontology of critique

31 January 2018

Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University seminar series, 12.30-2 PM

University, neoliberalism, critique: the Catch-22 of the ‘war on universities’


8 November 2017

Digital University in a Neoliberal Age, Contemporary Philosophy of Technology seminar series, University of Birmingham

Who acts and what matters in the neoliberal university?

(Powerpoint JBacevic_BHamDigiUni; video here – the second half apparently got destroyed in the transfer, so you can only see the first half and no presentation screen)

8 November 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University, Philosophy of social science graduate course

Feminist epistemology

(Powerpoint: JBacevic_FeministEpistemology)

18 September 2017

Central European University,  Sociology and social anthropology graduate conference keynote lecture

What does a university do? From purposes to uses of the university, and back

(Text here; powerpoint: JBacevic_CEU)

April 2017

British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference, University of Manchester

Lay or sociological? Bourdieu, Archer, and reflexivity in the neoliberal academia

December 2016

Accelerated academy: evaluation, acceleration, and metrics in academic life, University of Leiden, Centre for Science and Technology Studies

From quantified to qualified selves: time, distance and critique in the accelerated academy

November 2016

University of Warwick, Reflexivity forum

Do critical realists dream of critical sheep? Lay vs. sociological reflexivity in the academia

September 2016

Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield, workshop: The political economy of Brexit – Implications for the labour market, free movement and the UK welfare state

Experts, exports and expats: (cultural) political economy of post-Brexit knowledge production in the UK

August 2016

Second International conference in cultural political economy, University of Bristol

When I hear the word ‘culture’: situating culture in critical cultural political economy

May 2016

University of Warwick, Reflexivity forum

War on universities? Neoliberalism, knowledge production and intellectual positioning in the UK (and where is reflexivity in all this)

February 2016

University College London, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies seminar series

Neoliberalism on the periphery? Higher education and knowledge production after Yugoslavia

January 2016

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre de Sociologie Européenne, Paris, Sociology of Intellectuals workshop

Who do ideas belong to? Methodological implications of relational ontology of knowledge production

(Presentation: Bacevic_Paris_2016)

September 2015

University of Lancaster, Inaugural conference in cultural political economy

Beyond resistance: thinking about human agency through critical cultural political economy

May 2015

University College Dublin, School of Social Justice seminar series

Higher education, conflict, and social justice beyond the neoliberal university

(Video here)

November 2014

Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol and South-West Doctoral Training Centre workshop

Ethnography in educational settings

May 2014

University of Ljubljana, Centre for Education Policy Studies lecture series

From Class to Identity: Politics of education reforms in former Yugoslavia

(Video here)