Call for Contributions

Between Resilience & Vulnerability: Experiences of the Neoliberal Academy, 2018 Conference

Types of paper/presentation invited:

  • Lightening papers (5 minutes)
  • Short papers (5-10 minutes)
  • Long papers (15-30 minutes)
  • Poster presentations
  • Panel and discussions

Please send a 150-word abstract to us at:, and use this address for any queries.

Key Dates.

  • Abstract Submission NOW EXTENDED
  • Deadline: Friday 27th April 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: Friday 4th May 2018
  • Registration Deadline
  • Friday 11th May 2018
  • Conference
  • Tuesday 15th May 2018

Conference Themes:

  • Resilience as it relates to academic precarity
  • Discourses of power and vulnerability within Higher Education
  • Narratives of self efficacy in Higher Education
  • Resilience as a gendered discourse
  • Discourses of resilience relating to notions of agency and empowerment
  • Situating vulnerability with HE
  • Deficit models of students, i.e. millennials as snowflakes, lacking grit, resilience, etc.
  • Mindfulness, Growth Mindset and Self-Management
  • Resilience training as a solution to mental health crisis
  • Resilience as a naturalizing discourse that obscures persistent inequalities

Download the full Call for Papers document