Things I miss

During the most difficult times in my life, I have noticed that one way people show empathy is by sharing something dreadful that they, or someone close to them, has experienced. There's a camaraderie in suffering, which can be both comforting and suffocating. Back in 2012, I had an ectopic pregnancy, after several years of … Continue reading Things I miss

Deferred time

Image: Untitled (Clock), Stuart Ringholt, 2014 My colleagues Lilia Mantai, Vanessa Fredericks and I have a new paper published: Deferred time in the neoliberal university: experiences of doctoral candidates and early career academics. It appears in a special issue of Teaching in Higher Education on the timescapes of teaching, with several articles that I have … Continue reading Deferred time

Return to campus

I am back on campus two days per week, surprised at the way being here has lifted my spirits. I am in a new role (a return to academic development), in a new office (one building along), meeting some colleagues in person for the first time. My office plants have miraculously survived. Today I arrived … Continue reading Return to campus