Schrödinger’s Snowflake.

Too scared to make a phone call, and hear opposing views, while simultaneously the greatest threat to civilisation and ‘Western/enlightenment’ values in living memory? Dr Nicola Rivers and Dr Dave Webster The idea of Schrodinger’s Cat has recently been adopted as a metaphor for numerous cultural phenomena or tropes. You may have seen it related to theContinue reading “Schrödinger’s Snowflake.”

Stop Trying to Fix Students and Start Trying to Fix the University

Dr Nicola Rivers and Dr Dave Webster What do Universities do for students to help them secure a thriving future? They offer them mindfulness; sign them up to resilience programmes; advocate that they cultivate grit, and encourage them to promote themselves as personal brands, ready to do battle in the brutal arena of the precarious, broken gigContinue reading “Stop Trying to Fix Students and Start Trying to Fix the University”

Vulnerability, Resilience and the Wild Seas of Auto-Ethnography: A Personal Reflection.

Making sense of personal experience is hard. When it isn’t hard, I fear self-serving simplifications, even when such narratives cast us in an unflattering light. Traumatic events in our lives operate below the surface, like the riptide that drags you away from the course you’re sure you are navigating. You can put a rudder atContinue reading “Vulnerability, Resilience and the Wild Seas of Auto-Ethnography: A Personal Reflection.”

Between Resilience & Vulnerability: Experiences of the Neoliberal Academy – Conference Announcement

We are pleased to announce that our Between Resilience & Vulnerability: Experiences of the Neoliberal Academy conference will take place on May 15th, at the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus Cheltenham. Click here for full details/poster There are more details over at the http://projectsoftheself.com/ blog, including the call for contributions.