Politics and loss

Here in Australia, higher education is making front-page news like never before. The current crisis in higher education has been a long time coming. It has happened, to quote Hemingway on bankruptcy, gradually then suddenly. Or, as he is often misquoted, slowly and then all at once. We are in the midst of changes to … Continue reading Politics and loss

Contaminated time

Following my recent article with co-authors Lilia Mantai and Vanessa Fredericks, Deferred time in the neoliberal university: experiences of doctoral candidates and early career academics, I have been noticing discussions of time everywhere (Baader-Meinhof phenomenon at work). Our article appeared in a special issue of Teaching in Higher Education on the timescapes of teaching. Here … Continue reading Contaminated time

An attentive walk

I was very taken with the methodology of the 'attentive walk' that Fran Kelly took in her article 'Hurry up please, it’s time!’ A psychogeography of a decommissioned university campus. I included some detail in my previous post: "Although I had walked the same paths before, this time I walked with intention and attention, taking … Continue reading An attentive walk