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Tara Brabazon podcast

Feb 4, 2021

How are emotions negotiated in the public sphere?  How do emotions rub?  This podcast presents the reading seminar on Sara Ahmed's The Politics of Emotion.


Feb 2, 2021

The majority of PhD students do not remain in universities after graduation.  The nature of university employment is precarious, part time and casualized.  Therefore, how can we enable employment options for our PhD students beyond higher education?  This step session - providing professional development for supervisors...


Feb 2, 2021

Professional development is about as popular as teeth extraction.  What is ironic is that in universities - the home of learning - learning through professional development is deeply unpopular.

This step session explores why times have indeed changed, and why professional development is crucial to the future of our...


Feb 2, 2021

The next episode of our 'Steps' programme for higher degree supervisors explores communication - and mis/communication - between students and their supervisors / advisors.  Why do so many students leave a doctoral programme?  Why do so many students change supervisors?  Part of the answer may be found in the mode of...


Jan 31, 2021

Strangers. Skin. Postcoloniality. The alignment of these three terms are volatile and productive.  This reading seminar investigates Sara Ahmed's Strange Encounters.