Research Publications



Hall, R., Accioly, I., and Szadkowski, K. (forthcoming, 2023). The Palgrave International Handbook of Marxism and Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Hall, R. (2021). The Hopeless University: Intellectual Work at the End of the End of History. Leicester: Mayfly Press.


Hall, R. (2018). The Alienated Academic: the struggle for autonomy inside the University. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Hall, R., and Winn, J. (eds). (2017). Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education. London: Bloomsbury Academic. and

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


Hall, R., Gill, R., and Gamsu, S. (2022). ‘Whiteness is an immoral choice’: The idea of the University at the intersection of crises. Special Issue: Higher Education in the Eye of the Covid-19 Storm, in Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research.


Szadkowski, K., and Hall, R. (2021). Has the University become surplus to requirements? Or is another university possible? Praktyka Teoretyczna, Special Issue, Latency of the crisis: globalization, subjectivity, and resistance, 42(4), 111–137.

Hall, R. (2021). Editorial: academic practice and Covid-19. Gateway Papers: A Journal of Education and Pedagogic Research, 2(1), p.14.

Hall, R., Ansley, L., Connolly, P., Loonat, S., Patel, K., and Whitham, B. (2021). Struggling for the anti-racist university: learning from an institution-wide response to curriculum decolonisation. Teaching in Higher Education, Special Issue, Possibilities and complexities of decolonising higher education: critical perspectives on praxis. DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2021.1911987 and


Hall, R. (2020). The Hopeless University: Intellectual Work at the end of The End of History. Postdigital Science and Education.

Hall, R. (2020). Introduction to Gateway Papers. Gateway Papers: A Journal of Education and Pedagogic Research, 1, 1–3.


Hall., R. (2019). Authoritarian neoliberalism and poetic epistemology. Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, 33(4), 298-308.

Ansley, L. and Hall, R. (2019). Freedom to Achieve: addressing the attainment gap through student and staff co-creation. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 12(1).

Cormier, D., Jandrić, P., Childs, M., Hall, R., Phipps, L., Truelove, I., White, D., Hayes, S., and Fawns, T. (2019). Ten Years of the Postdigital in 52group: Reflections and Developments 2009-2019. Postdigital Science and Education.

Pulsford, M., and Hall, R. (editors, 2019). The impacts of neoliberal policy on the lived experiences of primary school communities. Power & Education, 11(2), Special Issue.


Hall, R. (2018). On the alienation of academic labour and the possibilities for mass intellectuality. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 16(1), 97-113.

Translated into Turkish as:

Hall, R. (2021). Akademik emeğin yabancılaşması ve kitlesel akliyatın imkânları üzerine. Textum.


Hall, R., and Smyth, K. (2016). Dismantling the Curriculum in Higher Education. Open Library of the Humanities. 2(1), p.e11. DOI:

Alotaibi, A., Ayesh, A., and Hall, R. (2016). Managing Admission in Saudi Universities: A System Approach. International Journal of Information and Education Technology. 6(4), 314-321.

Hall, R. (2016). Technology-enhanced learning and co-operative practice against the neoliberal university. Interactive Learning Environments, special issue on TEL and the crisis.

Hall, R., and Bowles, K. (2016). Re-engineering higher education: the subsumption of academic labour and the exploitation of anxiety. Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labour, 28, 30-47.


Hall, R. (2015). O zniesieniu pracy akademickiej. Stosunek między pracownikami intelektualnymi a intelektualnością masową (transl. Krystian Szadkowski). Praktyka Teoretyczna, 4(18), 93-120. DOI: 10.14746/prt.2015.4.4.

Hall, R. (2015). Akademisyen Emeğinin Ortadan Kalkişi Üzerine: Zihin Emekçileri Ve Kitle Zekâsi Arasindaki İlişki (transl. Güven Savul). Karatahta, 2, 135-62.

Hall, R. (2015). The University and the Secular Crisis. Open Library of the Humanities, 1(1). DOI:

Hall, R. (2015). For a Political Economy of Massive Open Online Courses. Learning, Media and Technology.

Hall, R. (2015). The Implications of Autonomist Marxism for Research and Practice in Education and Technology. Learning, Media and Technology, 40(1), 106-22.


Hall, R. (2014). On the abolition of academic labour: the relationship between intellectual workers and mass intellectuality. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 12 (2), 822-37.

Hall, R., Atkins, L., and Fraser, J. (2014). Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester Project. Research in Learning Technology, 22.

Bell, K., Tanner, J., Rutty, J., Astley-Pepper, M. and Hall, R. (2014). Successful partnerships with third sector organisations to enhance the student experience: A partnership evaluation. Nurse Education Today.


Landy, L., Hall, R., and Uwins, M. (2013). Widening Participation in Electroacoustic Music: The EARS 2 pedagogical initiatives. Organised Sound, 18(2), 108-23.

Hall, R. (2013). Educational technology and the enclosure of academic labour inside public higher education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 11(3), 52-82.

McBride, N., Hall, R., and Okwaro, I. (2013). Examining managerial decision making process in Information technology shared services in Public sector entities from an activity theory perspective. International Journal of Information, Business and Management, 5(1), 20-41.

Hall, R. (2013). Academic Activism in the Face of Enclosure in the Digital University. Power and Education, 5(2), 186-99.


Hall, R., and Stahl, B. (2012). Against Commodification: The University, Cognitive Capitalism and Emergent Technologies. Triple-C: Cognition, communication and co-operation, 10(2), 184-202.


Hall, R. (2011). Occupation: a place to deliberate the socio-history of re-production. Roundhouse Journal: Reimaging the University, 2, 54-63.

Hall, R. (2011). Factors impacting institutional change in technology-enhanced learning. Campus Wide Information Systems, 28(4), 234-49.

Hall, R. (2011). Revealing the Transformatory Moment of Learning Technology: the Place of Critical Social Theory. Research in Learning Technology, 19(3), 273-84.

Hall, R., and Winn, J. (2011). Questioning Technology in the Development of a Resilient Higher Education. E-Learning and Digital Media, 8(4), 343-56.


Hall, R., and Hall, M. (2010). Scoping the pedagogic relationship between self-efficacy and Web 2.0 technologies. Learning, Media and Technology, 35(3), 255 – 273.


Hall, R. (2009). Towards a fusion of formal and informal learning environments: the impact of the read/write web. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 7(1), 29-40.


Hall, R. (2008). The impact of the read/write web on learner agency. e-Learning, 5(3), 284-96.


Hall, R. (2006). Delivering What Students say they Want On-line: Towards Academic Participation in the Enfranchisement of e-Learners? Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 4(1), 25-32.

Hall, R. (2006). Battery-farming or free-ranging: towards citizen participation in e-learning environments. e-Learning, 3(4), 505-18.


Hall, R. (2003). Forging a Learning Community? A pragmatic approach to co-operative learning. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 2(2), 155-72.


Hall, R. (2002). Aligning learning, teaching and assessment using the web: an evaluation of pedagogic approaches. British Journal of Educational Technology, 33(2), 149-58.


Hall, R. (2001). Can institutional change be anything other than reactive? A case study of the Chic project. Higher Education Staff Development Association Briefing Paper, 90.

Hall, R., Harding, D., and Ramsden, C. (2001). Priming Institutional Change through Effective Project Management: A Case Study of the Chic Project. International Journal for Academic Development, 6(2), 152-61.

Hall, R. (2001). Profiling the Yorkshire County Elector of the early eighteenth century: new material and methods. Historical Research, 74(184), 172-92.


Hall, R., and Harding, D. (2000). Driving departmental change through evaluation: some outcomes and problems. The Association for Learning Technology Journal, 8(1), 19-29.

Hall. R. (2000). Voting Communities In The West Riding Of Yorkshire In The Early Eighteenth Century. Parliaments, Estates and Representations, 20, 91-109.


Hall. R. (1999). The role of Cholmley Turner of Kirkleatham in Yorkshire County Elections in the Early Eighteenth Century. Cleveland History, 77, 20-32.


Pascal, C., Bertram, T., Hall, R., and Mould, M. (1998). Exploring the Relationship Between Process and Outcome in Young Children’s Learning: Stage One of a Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Educational Research, 29(1), 51-67.

Hall, R., and Richardson S. (1998). The Anglican Clergy and Yorkshire Elections in the Eighteenth Century. Bulletin of the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, 94, 1-34.

Hall. R. (1998). ”Hurting a cause instead of serving it”: The 1734 Yorkshire election petition. Parliamentary History, 17(3), 323-42.


Hall, R. (1996). Whig Party Fortunes at the Yorkshire County Election of 1708. Northern History, XXXII, 111-32.

Research Reports


Hall, R. et al. (2022). Decolonising DMU: Interim Report. De Montfort University, Leicester. 


Gamsu, S., and Hall, R. (eds 2019). Realising the National Education Service. London: Centre for Labour and Social Studies. and

Gamsu, S., and Hall, R. (2019). Introduction: What Would a Radical Policy for Further and Higher Education Look Like? In S. Gamsu and R. Hall (eds). A New Vision for Further and Higher Education, pp. 7-10. London: Centre for Labour and Social Studies. and

Hall, R. (2019). The possibilities for Co-operative Higher Education. In S. Gamsu and R. Hall (eds). A New Vision for Further and Higher Education, pp. 12-16. London: Centre for Labour and Social Studies. and


Maguire, F., Wells, N., and Hall, R. (2018) Universal Design for Learning 2: Evaluation Interim Report. Leicester: De Montfort University Working Paper.

Maguire, F., and Hall, R. (2018). A literature review of universal design for learning. Leicester: De Montfort University.

Pettit, I., and Hall, R. (2018). Change Management in UKHE – a case study of a large-scale multimedia rollout at De Montfort University. Leicester: De Montfort University.


Atkins, L., Fraser, J. and Hall, R. (2014). DigiLit Leicester: 2014 Survey Results. Leicester: Leicester City Council.

Atkins, L., Fraser, J. and Hall, R. (2014). DigiLit Leicester: Project Activities Report, Leicester: Leicester City Council.


Atkins, L., Fraser, J., and Hall, R. (2013). DigiLit Leicester: 2013 Survey Results. Leicester: Leicester City Council.

Fraser, J., Atkins, L., and Hall, R. (2013). DigiLit Leicester: Initial Project Report. Leicester: Leicester City Council.


Noble, H., White, D., Winn, J., Foster, D., Blach, D., Kahn, K., Hall, R and Bull, R. (2011). Heuristics for designing sustainable energy dashboards. Joint Information Systems Committee.


Dobbins, K., Hall, R., and Goldsmith, C. (eds, 2010). New Dimensions of Security in Europe (NewSecEU) Evaluation Report. De Montfort University, pp. 63.

Linsey, T. and Hall, R. (2010). Mobilising Remote Student Engagement: the MoRSE Project, Final Report. Joint Information Systems Committee.


Hall, R. (2009). Connecting Transitions and Independent Learning: an evaluation of read-write web approaches (CoTIL): Final Report. Higher Education Academy.


Hall, R. (2008). DMU e-Learning Pathfinder Project: Web2.0 Cultures: Final Report. Higher Education Academy.


Hall, R., and Harding, D. (eds, 2001). Managing ICT in the Curriculum. University of Teesside Chic Project, pp. 136.

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters


Hall., R. (2022). On authoritarian neoliberalism and poetic epistemology. In The Social Production of Knowledge in a Neoliberal Age: Debating the Challenges facing Higher Education, eds Cruickshank, J. and Abbinnett, R. London: Rowman and Littlefield International.

Hall, R. (2022). Composting The Anti-Human University. In Postdigital Ecopedagogies: Genealogies, Contradictions, and Possible Futures, eds Jandrić, P., and Ford, D.R.. Berlin: Springer.

Hall, R. (2022). Alienation and Education. In Encyclopaedia of Marxism and Education, ed. Maisuria, A., pp. 29-45. Leiden: Brill.

Hall, R. (2022). Weaving dignity beyond the abject university. In Critical Pedagogy and Emancipation: A Festschrift in Memory of Joyce Canaan, eds Asher, G. Cowden, S., Housee, S., and Maisuria, A., pp. 73-87. New York: Peter Lang.

Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2022). On the abolition of intellectual leadership. In Intellectual leadership, higher education and precarious times, eds Fitzgerald, T., Gunter, H., and Nixon J. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Hall, R. (forthcoming, 2022). Addressing white privilege as a pedagogic process of decolonising. In Leading Innovation and Creativity in University Teaching: Implementing Change at the Programme Level, eds Nolan, S., and Hutchinson, S. London: Routledge.


Hall, R. (2021). Venturing beyond the imposition of a postdigital, anti-human higher education. In Postdigital Humans, ed. Savin-Baden, M., 53-70. Berlin: Springer.

Hall, R. (2021). Immiseration. In Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility, ed. Themelis, S, pp. 47-53. London: Routledge.

Hall, R. (2021). Managerialism. In Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility, ed. Themelis, S, pp. 93-99. London: Routledge.

Hall, R. (2021). Alternative Education. In Critical Reflections on the Language of Neoliberalism in Education: Dangerous Words and Discourses of Possibility, ed. Themelis, S, pp. 168-73. London: Routledge.


Hall, R. (2020). Another world is possible: The possibilities for a transformative post-capitalist education. In Handbook of Transformative Global Studies. London: Routledge. 

Hall, R. (2020). Platform Discontent Against the University. In The Digital Age and its Discontents: Critical Reflections in Education, ed. M. Stocchetti, pp. 123-40. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. and


Hall, R. (2019). On autonomy and the technological abolition of academic labour. In Education and Technological Unemployment, eds. M.A. Peters, P. Jandrić, and A.J. Means, pp. 45-59. Berlin: Springer.

Hall, R. (2019). Co-operation, Technology and the Commons: Knowledge Production without the University. In Learning for a Co-operative World – Education, Social Change and the Co-operative College, ed. T. Woodin and L. Shaw, pp. 118-33. London: Trentham Books.


Hall, R. (2017). Against Academic Labour and the Dehumanisation of Educational Possibility. In Alternative Visions, Systems, Discourse and Professional Practice: Resisting Neo-Liberal Education, eds T. Rudd and I Goodson, pp. 27-40. Sense: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Hall, R. (2017). Performance information and data-driven academic anxiety. In Education and Technology: critical approaches, eds G.M. dos Santos Ferreira, L.A da Silva Rosado and J. de Sá Carvalho, pp. 185-205. Rio de Janeiro: University Estácio de Sá Press. and

Hall, R. (2017). Informação sobre desempenho e ansiedade acadêmica impulsionada por dados. En Educação e Tecnologia: abordagens críticas, org G.M. dos Santos Ferreira, L.A da Silva Rosado and J. de Sá Carvalho (Traduções e versões G.M. dos Santos Ferreira), pp. 161-83. Rio de Janeiro: University Estácio de Sá Press.

Hall, R., and Winn, J. (2017). Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education. In Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education, eds. R. Hall and J. Winn, pp. 1-15. London: Bloomsbury Academic. and


Hall, R. (2016). Another world is possible: the relationship between open education and mass intellectuality. In The Philosophy and Theory of Open Education, ed. M. Deimann and M. A. Peters, pp. 101-15. New York: Peter Lang.

Hall, R. (2016). Openness and Power. In Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, ed. M. Peters. Berlin: Springer.


Hall, R., ve Stahl, B. (2015). Metalaştırmaya Karşı: Üniversite, Bilişsel Kapitalizm ve Yeni Gelişen Teknolojiler. In Yeni Medyaya Eleştirel Yaklaşımlar, ed. M. Cakir (transl. Burcu Yilmaz), 283-322. Istanbul: Sosyologca Kitapları.

Hall, R., and Stahl, B. (2015). Against Commodification: The University, Cognitive Capitalism and Emergent Technologies. In Marx and the Political Economy of the Media, ed. C. Fuchs and V. Mosco, pp. 65-97. Leiden, NL: Brill.


Hall, R. (2013). Mobile technologies and an ethical digital literacy, in the face of Empire. In The politics of education and technology: conflicts, controversies and connections, ed. N. Selwyn and K. Facer, pp. 169-89. London: Palgrave, Macmillan.


Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2012). Journeys in Peer E-communication: Student Mentors’ Perspectives. In Improving Student Engagement and Development through Assessment: Theory and Practice in Higher Education, ed. L. Clouder, C. Broughan, S. Jewell and G. Steventon, pp. 99-112. London: Taylor and Francis.


Hall, R. (2010). How can technology help us realize the learning potential of a life-wide curriculum? In Enabling A More Complete Education: encouraging, recognizing and valuing life-wide learning in Higher Education, ed. N. J. Jackson and R. K. Law, pp. 66-78. Available online at:


Hall, R., and Goldsmith, C. (2009). Extending Student Evaluation of International Relations: Exploring the Israel-Palestine Problem with PeaceMaker. In Learning with Digital Games: A Practical Guide to Engage Students in Higher Education, ed. N. Whitton, pp. 174-8. London: Routledge.

Hall, R., Hall, M., and Mackenzie, S. (2009). The impact of interactive and collaborative learning activities on the personalised learning of adult distance learners. InTechnology Supported Environment for Personalised Learning: Methods and Case Studies, ed. J. O’Donoghue, pp. 128-48. Hershey PA: IGI Global.

Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009). Scoping the connections between emergent technologies and pedagogies for learner empowerment. In Transforming Higher Education Through Technology Enhanced Learning, ed. T. Mayes, D. Morrison, H. Mellar, P. Bullen and M. Oliver, 220–234. York, UK: Higher Education Academy.


Hall, R., Conboy, H., and Thompson, P. (2008). Deploying Read/Write Web Approaches for Pedagogic Change amongst Faculty in Higher Education. In Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2009, ed.C. Maddux, pp. 61-8. Chesapeake, VA: AACE Press.

Peer-reviewed Papers in Conference Proceedings


Hall, R., and Noble, M. (2018). The practicalities and pedagogies of adult learning co-operatives: the case study of Leicester Vaughan College. Proceedings of SCUTREA 2018, University of Sheffield.


Hall, R., and Winn., J. (2017). Social cooperatives and the democratisation of higher education. In The Co-operative Education and Research Conference, Manchester, UK.

Brown, J.B., Hall, R., Lishman, R., Rushworth, J., and Snape, R. (2017). Designing for difference: lessons from a cross-disciplinary implementation of Universal Design for Learning. In Proceedings of the 33rd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, University of Utah.


Alotaibi, A., Ayesh, A. and Hall, R. (2015). Managing Admission in Saudi Universities: a System Approach. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning- IC4E 2015, Doha, Qatar.


Hall, R. (2014). Notes on academic labour and co-operative struggles for subjectivity. In Governing Academic Life, London School of Economics.

Hall, R. (2014). Rethinking Educational Technology. In Educational Technology: Scenarios, riaipe3, University of Brighton.


Hall, R. (2013). The University, Technology and Co-operation. In Critical perspectives on educational technology. riaipe3, University of Brighton.


Alshammari, M., Howley, R., Leigh, M., and Hall, R. (2012). Early implementation stages of learning management systems (LMS) by academics: the case of Saudi universities. In Proceedings of ICERI2012, 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, pp. 1133-42.


Hall, R., and Winn, J. (2010). The relationships between technology and open education in the development of a resilient higher education. In Proceedings of Open Ed 2010. Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, pp. 149-60.


Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009). The impact of web2.0 on students’ writing and on the curriculum: a comparative study. In Proceedings of EDULEARN09, pp. 860-69. Barcelona: iated.

Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009).Connecting transitions and independent learning in higher education: evaluating the impact of the read/write web on the first-year student experience. In Proceedings of EDULEARN09, pp. 843-54. Barcelona: iated.

Hall, R., and Conboy, H. (2009). Journeys in peer e-communication: student mentors’ perspectives. In Proceedings of 4th International iPED conference, pp. 113–119. Coventry University, UK: iPED Research Network.


Hall, R. (2008). Personalising formal and informal learning environments: the impact of the read/write web. In Proceedings of The Modern Tendencies in Development of Innovation in Education Conference, pp. 80-92. Shokan Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University, Kazakhstan.

Hall, R., Conboy, H., and Thompson, P. (2008). The impact of read/write web approaches on the curriculum priorities of PG Cert HE participants. In Proceedings of the Third International Blended Learning Conference, “Enhancing the Student Experience”, ed. H.J. Miller and A.L. Jefferies, pp. 306–16. University of Hertfordshire Press: Hertford.

Hall, R. (2008). Can higher education enable its learners’ digital autonomy? In Proceedings of the LICK 08 Conference, ed. A. Comrie, N. Mayes, T. Mayes and K. Smythe, pp. 119-31. TESEP, Napier University: Edinburgh.


Hall, R. (1999). Evaluating the Context of On-line History Teaching: The First Year of the Chic Project. In Proceedings of the 5th Humanities and Arts Network Conference. Milton Keynes: IET, Open University.



Hall, R. (2020). Covid-19 and the Hopeless University at the end of the end of history. Postdigital Science and Education.


Gamsu, S., and Hall, R. (2019). Better policymaking needs democracy. WonkHE.


Hall, R. (2018). The crisis of higher education. The Arch. Ed. Podcast.

Winn, J., and Hall, R. (2018). Time to move past the obsession with leadership. WonkHE.


Hall, R. (2017). The rise of academic ill-health. WonkHE.


Hall, R. (2014). Rethinking Education and Technology: on Co-operation. riaipe3, University of Brighton.

Hall, R. (2014). On the cooperative university and the general intellect. Heathwood Press. 11 April 2014. Available at:


Hall, R. (2013). Heading for efficient unsustainability? Public Servant. 27 June 2012. Available at:

Hall, R. (2013). It is time to stand up for collective forms of higher education and contest the enclosure and commodification of the university. LSE, Impact of the Social Sciences Blog. 3 May 2013. Available at:


Hall, R. 2012. Logon for an enhanced experience. Public Servant. 25 June 2012. Available at:

Hall, R. (2012). Positive Politics podcast. Episode 5: Education. Available at:

Hall, R. (2012). The profit motive is threatening higher education. World University News, 248. Available at: