Eva joined the University of Newcastle in mid 2009. Before that she held academic positions at other Australian and Danish universities. By bringing together Foucauldian discourse analysis, policy sociology, actor-network theory, poststructural feminist theory and institutional ethnography she has brought new perspectives on academic cultures, work and subjectivities. Generally, she is interested in identity/subject formation in education contexts. Eva's work is published in international highly-regarded journals and she is often invited to talk at conference and seminars.
- PhD (Sociology), University of Copenhagen - Denmark, 09/03/2004
- Master of Arts, Roskilde University - Denmark, 14/03/1999
- Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Monash University, 02/04/2009
- Academic Culture
- Equity and Diversity in Higher Education
- Gender and Feminist theory
- Higher Education Policy
- Identity Formation in Educational Contexts
- Poststructural Ethnography
- Research Methodology
Academic culture and academic identity formation; identity formation in educational contexts more broadly; lived experience of higher education policy; neoliberalism; inclusion and exclusion in higher education; gender construction and affirmative action; qualitative research; postmodern research methodologies; narrative and discourse analysis; history of ideas in education; teacher education.
Fields of Research
|130299||Curriculum And Pedagogy Not Elsewhere Classified||100|
Eva has a strong record of co-publishing with international and Australian colleagues on a wide range of issues.
Programme and Course coordination; Honours coordination; Faculty Research Ethics Advisor; Member of the Human Research Ethics Committee; past member of inauguaral Steering Committee for Leadership Development Programme for Women (CSU); past Deputy Chair of the Danish Gender Studies Association; past Guest Editor of Scandinavian Gender Studies Journal.
- Educational Psychology
- Research Methodology (undergraduate and posgraduate)
- Sociology of Education
Research methodology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; educational psychology; sociology of education; history of ideas.
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Book (1 outputs)
|2004||Petersen E, Academic Boundary Work. The discursive constitution of 'scientificity' amongst researchers within the social sciences and sumanities, Sociologisk Institut, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 228 (2004) [A1]|
Chapter (2 outputs)
Journal article (18 outputs)
|2014||Petersen EB, 'Re-signifying subjectivity? A narrative exploration of 'non-traditional' doctoral students' lived experience of subject formation through two Australian cases', STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 39 823-834 (2014) [C1]|
|2014||Millei Z, Petersen EB, 'Complicating 'student behaviour': exploring the discursive constitution of 'learner subjectivities'', Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, (2014)|
|2013||Petersen EB, 'Cutting edge(s): An ethnographic drama in three acts', Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 13 293-298 (2013) [C1]|
|2011||Petersen EB, 'Staying or going?: Australian early career researchers' narratives of academic work, exit options and coping strategies', Australian Universities' Review, 53 34-42 (2011) [C1]|
|2010||Petersen EB, Davies B, 'In/Difference in the neoliberalised university', Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 3 92-109 (2010) [C1]|
|2009||Petersen EB, 'Resistance and enrolment in the enterprise university: An ethno-drama in three acts, with appended reading', Journal of Education Policy, 24 409-422 (2009) [C1]|
|2008||Petersen EB, 'The conduct of concern: Exclusionary discursive practices and subject positions in academia', Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40 394-406 (2008) [C1]|
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Conference (6 outputs)
|2012||Petersen EB, 'Keynote address: Monsters astray in the flesh: A layered exploration of the im/possibilities of resistance-work in the neoliberalised university', Academic Identities Conference 2012, Auckland, NZ (2012) [E3]|
|2010||Petersen EB, Parkes RJ, 'Pedagogical refrains in Australian teacher education: Developing a conceptual frame for empirical exploration', Teacher Education for a Sustainable Future. The Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association for Research (ATEA), Townsville, QLD (2010) [E3]|
|2010||Parkes RJ, Loughland A, Petersen EB, 'Unfashionably postmodern: Rethinking teacher education and the Project of Consensus', Teacher Education for a Sustainable Future. The Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association for Research (ATEA), Townsville, QLD (2010) [E3]|
|2010||Petersen EB, 'Non-traditional doctoral students negotiating conflicting subject positions', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]|
|2010||Parkes RJ, Petersen EB, 'The collision of vertical and horizontal curriculum discourses in contemporary higher education', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||2|
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2013 (1 grants)
AARE 2013 (Australian Association for Research in Education), Hilton Adelaide, 1-5 December 2013$750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
|Doctor Eva Petersen|
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2010 (1 grants)
New Staff Grant 2010$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle
|Doctor Eva Petersen|
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|Number of current supervisions||3|
|Total current UoN PhD EFTSL||1|
For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.
|Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2011||2014||PhD (Education)||Co-Supervisor||Interrogating the Discursive Constitution of the 'Normal' in Early Childhood Education|
|2010||2014||PhD (Education)||Co-Supervisor||'Do You Ride Horses?': Discursive Construction of Chinese Minority 'Mongolian University Students' Subjectivities|
|2010||2018||PhD (Education)||Principal Supervisor||An Examination of the Discursive Construction of Academic 'Underachievement'|
Dr Eva Petersen
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|Fax||(02) 4921 7887|
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Callaghan NSW 2308