Very nice to meet and talk with you at the Berkeley "Flagship University" talk yesterday.
Your doctoral project is fascinating to me because of its extensibility potentially to all countries, and in their main languages and online.
World University and School, a huge project I'm developing, is like CC Wikipedia with best STEM CC OpenCourseWare (e.g. planning to accredit on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC to offer online bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. to begin to offer online university degrees). Creative Commons' licensed WUaS is planning to develop major online Universities in all ~204 nation states in their main languages. WUaS additionally has a language focus, planning to create wiki schools in all 7,943 languages for open teaching and learning. WUaS seeks to become the Harvard/Stanford of the internet, developing world class universities in these countries, as well as become a significant academic employer in each country and all languages.
WUaS will also develop in Wikidata, which is Wikipedia's 3 year old inter-lingual database and which is developing with "linked open data," AI and machine learning. Wikidata is a project significantly of Wikimedia Germany, and Wikidata is headquartered in Berlin. Exploring how to develop a Bourdieuian analysis first comparing Sociology and Chemistry at greatest universities in Germany and the US would be a great beginning to exploring how to extend such questions to best universities in all 204+ countries in their main languages (and eventually explore extending this to other academic subjects - years hence) .
In fact, WUaS is already in these two languages in beginning form:
English language WUaS: http://
German language WUaS: http://
WUaS, which will be online as much as possible - including its multi-lingual Sociology and Chemistry departments with students in all countries, is very interested in opening ways for our students in all countries' main languages to successfully make inter-country comparisons in any number of ways, for example, too. I think your studies will lead to you having great knowledge about all of this.
I'm wondering in what ways we might develop a fruitful conversation about much of this further, and academically in many other ways.
Would you like to meet for coffee in the Free Speech Movement cafe sometime in the week or so at Berkeley to talk about some of this further?
It was very nice to meet you, Steph.