Graduate Students as Proxy Mobbing Targets: Insights from Three Mexican Universities

Florencia Peña Saint Martin, Brian Martin, Hilde Eliazer Aquino López, Lillian von der Walde Moheno


Struggles between academics often involve mobbing and suppression of dissent and discontent. In some of these struggles, graduate students become targets as an indirect method of attacking their supervisors or mentors. Three case studies from Mexico are used to develop a preliminary framework for classifying and understanding methods used in such attacks. Some suggestions for responding to proxy attacks are outlined


universities; dissent; students; mobbing

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ISSN 1715-0094  Workplace