Academic citizenship, together: Prioritising care and reflexivity in scholarly life

Bao-Chau Pham, Kathleen Gregory, Sarah Davies, Andrea Schikowitz, Esther Dessewffy, Elaine Goldberg, Nora Ederer, Ariadne Sevgi Avkiran, Constantin Holmer

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Abstract

This essay explores dimensions of academic citizenship relating to collegiality and collectivity within academia. Building on notions of reflexivity and care, and from a starting point that highlights some of the problems of the conditions and nature of contemporary academic work, it offers a discussion of how scholars might define and interrogate values for relating to one another as colleagues. Though we focus on and discuss our own values and practices, we argue for the processual, unfinished nature of these. Academic citizenship is thus framed as a reflexive process that aims to create caring spaces within academia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66–79
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Praxis in Higher Education
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2024

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 509017 Social studies of science

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