Title: Doctoral candidates and early career academics’ experiences of time pressure
Dr Agnes Bosanquet, Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University
How do doctoral candidates (PhDs) and early career academics (ECAs) experience time pressure in their academic work? The analysis brings together two studies: focus groups and interviews with 64 PhD candidates from two Australian universities on doctoral experience and academic identity development; and a survey of 522 ECAs from three Australian universities on factors impacting work experience and career trajectory. This data is analysed using Jacques Derrida’s redefinition of political time in Specters of Marx (2004).
Dr Agnes Bosanquet is Associate Dean for Curriculum Quality Assurance. Her research focus is critical university studies. With a background in critical theory, specifically feminist philosophies and methodologies, her work explores the politics of higher education and academic roles and identities.