This blog is written on Dharug country. I would like to acknowledge the Dharug people, whose cultures and customs have cared for and continue to care for this land. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and future.
I’m Agnes Bosanquet, an academic developer and higher education researcher. (Here is how to pronounce my name).
My work focuses on critical university studies and changing academic work and identities. I completed a PhD in cultural studies in 2010, and use critical theories and creative methodologies to explore questions concerning power relations, discourses and practices of inclusion and exclusion, locations of knowledge and constructions of subjectivity in higher education.
I love reading, writing, listening and thinking, and have found like-minded souls through my academic work. I have two children who, along with a partner, a dog, chooks and a garden in the bush, teach me to revel in ordinary affects.
My recent (online, publicly available) work includes:
For author copies of my journal articles or book chapters, make a request via Researchgate
Readers of this blog may be interested in the following works:
- Details Optional: An Account of Academic Promotion Relative to Opportunity
- Deferred time in the neoliberal university: experiences of doctoral candidates and early career academics (with Lilia Mantai and Vanessa Fredericks)
- ‘Homeliness meant having the fucking vacuum cleaner out’: the gendered labour of maintaining conference communities (with James Burford and Jan Smith)
- Redefining early career in academia: A collective narrative approach (with Alana Mailey, Kelly Mathews and Jason Lodge)
- Motherhood and academia: A story of bodily fluids and going with the flow
- A career in activism: A reflective narrative of university governance and unionism (with Cathy Rytmeister)
A full list of my publications is here.
I co-lead a massive open online course Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching with Marina Harvey and co-present modules on reflection for learning, higher education in context, psychology of learners and learning and leadership for learning and teaching.
Podcasts and vodcasts
I have been a guest on:
- Giorgi Tavadze’s East European University podcast talking about slow academia and feminism
- Beyond the Lectern: What is the curriculum anyway? with Jason Lodge and Mollie Dollinger
- Resourceful HDR: The slow academic with Sally Purcell
To share links or join a conversation: Twitter @AgnesBosanquet
With questions or requests: email agnesbosanquet [at] theslowacademic.com