Can (women) have it all?

Interesting article re: whether women (or anyone) can have it all in a culture which is "always on": Last month, a predictable storm erupted in response to Anne-Marie Slaughter's confessional in Atlanticmagazine. "Women Still Can't Have It All," she declared, explaining why she had given up her dream job in the…

Academic Career or Plan B?

Story in Times Higher Education this week has attracted MANY comments already... it starts: Universities benefit from the large pool of cheap labour provided by PhD students and postdocs, but there aren't enough academic jobs to go around, so young scholars should prepare for the possibility of a future outside the academy,…

Academics: Needing to be Careless?

In an article largely focused on the difficulties of couples involved in academic work, and the need to live miles (sometimes continents) apart ... which indicates that to truly be an 'exceptional academic' there may be a need to be without dependents: In 2010, Kathleen Lynch, professor of equality studies…
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