This post expands on ideas from a book chapter on academic writing I have recently drafted. I was interested in thinking about where and how we write, the performance of being an academic writer and the imaginary spaces of the university. (At least) two ideas inspired this line of thought: Grant and Knowles (2000) call … Continue reading Discomfort


This post was prompted by a sentence in Berg and Seeber's (2016) The Slow Professor manifesto: The language of crisis dominates the literature on the corporate university, urging us to act before it is too late. Yes, apocalyptic visions are alive and well in writing about universities and academics. Students (especially doctoral candidates), staff (especially … Continue reading Doomed