Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER)

Located within the Department of Education in the School of Education and Social Work, the research centre CHEER has been established to consolidate higher education research and scholarship at the University of Sussex.

Queering Higher Education book coverQueering Higher Education: Troubling norms in the global knowledge economy

Check out our Events web page for pictures and a recording of the CHEER-hosted book launch for Morley, L. & Leyton, D. (2023) Queering Higher Education: Troubling Norms in the Global Knowledge Economy. London: Routledge on Monday 5 June 2023.

This book offers an urgent theoretical analysis of the global knowledge economy using queer perspectivism. The authors' explore how queer theory can provide alternative readings of contemporary pathways, pedagogical and research cultures, political economies, and policy priorities with higher education.

Professor Louise Morley stands at podium with others seated on stage to her left and a TV screen showing presentation slidesCelebrating 14 years of CHEER

View the recording of this celebratory event which took place at Brighton's Ironworks Studios on 26 May 2022 on our Events page.

Six Country Reports available to view from latest CHEER research project

CHEER research project, 'Internationally Mobile Female Scholars', officially ended in the summer of this year having been running since October 2020.

This Humboldt Foundation-funded project was led by Professor Louise Morley and supported by recently graduated doctoral researcher, Yasser Kosbar, who worked with GESIS in Köln, Germany on the project aimed at attracting more excellent women scientists to the Humboldt Network.

Dossiers for all six countries included in the project are now complete and can be seen on the Research projects web page.

Louise Morley - image from videoHow to get women out of the "velvet ghetto"

Professor Louise Morley talks about the challenges and issues affecting women in leadership roles.

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