Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
March 21, 2022
2:00pm - 3:15pm
This is part of an ongoing empirical research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is focused on how professors of history (or other academic staff) evaluate their students, what is important for them and what isn’t, how they recognize ‘good’ students etc. In raising these kinds of questions, the aim is to shift the focus of the research of human evaluation: there is no ‘performance’ by a human being (e.g., a student) without its being determined as such through the evaluation or grading by a professional member of the organization (professor, staff member etc.). That is to say, the ‘performance’ is constituted by the evaluation process and the involved practices.