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Article

Publication Date

2018

Volume

9

Pages

15

Abstract

In this essay, we consider the “petty” managerial technologies of audit and surveillance that shape the lives of Mexican faculty and introduce the term bioaccountability to refer to the growing use of biometric control mechanisms implemented around the world to monitor faculty activities and performance. We draw on personal experience at three Mexican public universities to illustrate the chilling impact of encroaching (bio)accountability policies on academic culture, including the gradual erosion of academic freedom.

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Author Posting. © American Association of University Professors 2018. This article is posted here by permission of the American Association of University Professors for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the Journal of Academic Freedom, 2018, https://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-9

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