Conference Programme

Between Resilience & Vulnerability: Experiences of the Neoliberal Academy

Tuesday 15th May 2018. Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

Time Activity Venue Chair
08.30 – 9.00 Registration and Refreshments FW015AB
9.00 – 10.00 Keynote and Questions

o   Dr. Maria do Mar Pereira (University of Warwick/Centre for the Study of Women and Gender) “Destroying Yourself to Protect Yourself?: Paradoxes of Vulnerability in the Hyper-Productive University”

TC014 Dave Webster
10.00 – 11.30




Panel 1

o   Dr. Daniela Mangione (Anglia Ruskin University) & Professor Emerita Lin Norton (Liverpool Hope University) “Vulnerability as a pedagogical strength” (30-minute paper)

o   Dr. Keith Crome and Dr. Patrick O’Connor (Nottingham Trent) Character over Resilience: Foucault, Aristotle and the Renewal of the Virtues”

o   Dr. Rachel Sykes (University of Birmingham) “‘Our Excessive Selves’: Confession and the survival of selfhood in the neoliberal university” (10-minute paper)

TC014 Nikki Rivers
11.30 – 11.45 Refreshment Break Foyer
11.45 – 13.15 Panel 2

o   Kieran Cutting (Newcastle University) “’To me, to you’: The Destruction of self and community in the neoliberal University”

o   Sandra Hopkins (University of Chester) “A Story from the Dark Side of Education”

o   Sinead D’Silva (University of Leeds) “On Making ones’ way through British HE as a PhD Researcher”

TC014 Ros O’Leary
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch FW015AB
14.00 – 15.30 Panel 3

o   Dr. James Derounian (University of Gloucestershire) “Curse of the DIY Academic” (Lightening Presentation)

o   Dr. Liz Morrish (York St. John University) “Dragged from the Plane: Public Humiliation in UK Universities”

o   Dr. Yaz Osho (GSM London) “Wearing Too Many Hats: Black Academics in UK Higher Education”

TC014 Hannah Grist
15.30 – 15.45 Refreshment Break Foyer
15.45 – 16.45





16.45 – 17.00

Panel 4

o   Dr. Martin Randall (University of Gloucestershire)You Are Not Special: The Snowflake Generation”

o   Dr. Louise Livesey (University of Gloucestershire) “Why Resilience is the Wrong Question”


Comfort Break

TC014 Dave Webster
17.00 – 17.30 Plenary TC014 Dave Webster
17.30 Conference Closes

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