Public Seminar: The role of care and carers in academia

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 01:00 pm — Thursday, 27 April 2017, 02:00 pm


Location HB13, University of Newcastle, Callaghan
Contact Eventbrite - The Place of Care and Carers in Academia
RSVP Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Pages of a book curved to make a heart

'Western academia' has considerably diversified over the past fifty years with many students and staff now having some form of caring responsibilities.

Despite this, academic excellence continues to be associated with the 'bachelor boy' (Hinton-Smith, 2012) and academic cultures create a range of issues for those with caring responsibilites.

This group offers a unique lens to explore the way care/rs are positioned by and in academic cultures as they cannot easily renounce 'doing care'.

Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau will be visiting the University of Newcastle (UON) later this month and will be delivering a seminar to explore how university policies and care regimes shape the experiences of academic staff with caring responsibilities.

Marie-Pierre Moreau is Reader in sociology of education and Director of the Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education (RISE) research centre, School of Education, University of Roehampton.

Dr Moreau's visit to UON is part of the Visiting Scholar Program supported by the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education.