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“Who can play this game?” The lived experiences of doctoral candidates and early career women in the neoliberal university
Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, USA.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6811-304X
School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6802-0540
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4007-5173
Department of History, Sociology and Criminology, University of Westminster, UK.
2018 (English)In: Journal of geography in higher education (Print), ISSN 0309-8265, E-ISSN 1466-1845Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Work intensification is a characteristic of the current neoliberal trend in academia. Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers (PhD candidates and ECRs) in geography are no strangers to this development but are rarely the focus of publications or dialogue on the (gendered) outcomes of the academy’s neoliberal agenda. Encouraged by the recent emotional turn in the social sciences and humanities, this article seeks to unveil some of the everyday particulars of life in academia for PhD candidates and ECRs under the tide of financial cuts and increased competition for funding. We explore the question: “Who can – and indeed wants to – play this game?” As three early and one mid-career academic women in four different institutions in the Global North, we make use of reflexivity, autobiographical writing, and reflection, to analyze increasingly stressful and demanding working conditions. Through the depiction of our lived experiences, we contend that the push for ever increasing outputs attends most of our time and represents a distinctly different form of scholarship than has been traditionally considered as the pathway into academia, not seldom jeopardizing well-being of young academics, one that needs to be interrogated by geographers.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Early career researchers, postgraduate studies, neoliberal university, multitasking, fieldwork
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Human Geography
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-345616DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2018.1434762OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-345616DiVA, id: diva2:1189438
Available from: 2018-03-10 Created: 2018-03-10 Last updated: 2018-03-11

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