Meandering academics

Linda M. Sama, Mark Egan, Victor J. Friedman, David R. Jones, Nicholas D. Rhew, Sarah Robinson

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In this chapter, six “meandering academics” share their journey through academe, presenting individual narratives that coalesce into a collage of collective meandering. Sharing consonant and dissonant themes, they arrive at a common understanding of their careers as purposeful, typically non-traditional, and often activist in rejecting conventional norms that would otherwise strangle their creativity. Their meanderings reject a corporatized academic model and both assert and cultivate attitudes and behaviors that permit restoration and scholarly reflection. In doing so, they seek to offer a channel for those embarking on an academic career to be bold in choosing their own path, and to be open to meandering digressions that might enlighten and refresh.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing Academic Careers Differently
Subtitle of host publicationPortraits of Academic Life
EditorsSarah Robinson, Alexandra Bristow, Olivier Ratle
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781000897104
ISBN (Print)9781032212609
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2023

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