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Careering at the Periphery of Academia

Fabian Cannizzo, Monash University: Everyone I know is becoming a labour scholar. This is partially my own fault – I compulsively stir the pot of discontent among my friends who work among shoppers and clients as much as those who work with students. But part of the blame also lay with the company that I […]

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Lara McKenzie Precarious Work Scholarship Report

I was extremely grateful to receive financial support from TASA (in the form of a Precarious Work Scholarship) in order to attend the 2018 conference and present my paper ‘Personal Precarities: The Insecure Careers and Intimate Lives of Aspiring Academics’. I began this unfunded research project shortly after completing my PhD, in large part due […]

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Learning from Habermas

Ann Lawless, independent scholar: In my doctoral thesis ‘Activism in the Academy’, I integrated case study methodology and critical ethnography with the somewhat intellectually challenging theory of Jurgen Habermas, in particular his work on the communicative turn in sociology and his work on the public sphere. I investigated how activists in the workforce, including general […]

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