Background Resources

Journal Articles


Berg, L.D., Huijbens, E.H. & Larsen, H.G. (2016) "Producing anxiety in the neoliberal university" The Canadian Geographer/le géographe canadien, 60(2) pp.168-180

Burton, S. & Bowman B. (2022) "The academic precariat: understanding life and labour in the neoliberal academy" British Journal of Sociology of Education, 43(4) pp.497-512

Cinnamon, J. (2020) "Power in numbers/Power and numbers: Gentle data activism as strategic collaboration" Area 0(0) pp.1-16

Gilmore, S. & Harding, N. (2022) "Organizational socialization as kin-work: A psychoanalytic model of settling into a new job" Human Relations, 75(3) pp.583-605

Guasco, A. (2022) "On an ethic of not going there" The Geographical Journal 188(3) pp.468-475

Hawkins, H. (2019) "Creating care-full academic spaces? The dilemmas of caring in the ‘anxiety machine’" ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 18(4) pp.816-834

Horton, J. (2020) "For diffident geographies and modest activisms: Questioning the ANYTHING‐BUT‐GENTLE academy" Area 0(0) pp.1-6

Hughes, S. M. (2021) “Wait for a permanent contract”: The temporal politics of (in) fertility as an early career researcher" Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 39(8) pp.1725-1736

Jones, C. H., & Whittle, R. (2021) "Researcher self‐care and caring in the research community" Area 53(2) pp.381-388

Loveday, V. (2018) "The neurotic academic: Anxiety, casualisation, and governance in the neoliberalising university" Journal of Cultural Economy 11(2) pp.154-166

Mason, O. & Megoran, N. (2021) "Precarity and dehumanisation in higher education" Learning and Teaching 14(1) pp.35-59

Menard, C. B. & Shinton, S. (2022) "The career paths of researchers in long-term employment on short-term contracts: Case study from a UK university" Plos One 17(9), e0274486 [Available at: Last accessed 24/8/23]

Murgia, A. and Poggio, B. (2018) "Gender and precarious research careers" London: Routledge. 

Oliver, C. (2022) "“Significant nothingness” in geographical fieldwork" Geoforum 134 pp.82-85

Pascoe, S., Sanders, A., Rawluk, A., Satizábal, P., & Toumbourou, T. (2020) "Intervention—“Holding Space for Alternative Futures in Academia and Beyond” Antipode Online [Available at: Intervention – “Holding Space for Alternative Futures in Academia and Beyond” - Antipode Online Last accessed 24/8/23] 

Shahid, S. (2021) "Understanding Academic Precarity with Iris Marion Young: Who’s Responsible?" Blog of the APA [Available at: Last accessed 24/8/23]

Zielke, J., Thompson, M., & Hepburn, P. (2022) "On the (im)possibilities of being a good enough researcher at a neoliberal university" Area 55 pp.46-52




Counter Cartographies Collective (2023) "Counter Mapping Militant Research" [Available at: Last accessed 24/8/23]

Universities and Colleges Union (2021) "Precarious work in higher education: Insecure contracts and how they have changed over time" [Online] [Available at: Last accessed 24/8/23]