Throwntogetherness

or, the juxtaposition of previously unrelated trajectories

Care-Work on Fieldwork

Reblogging from 2015: Every time I publish an article based on my personal PhD experiences with fieldwork, I tell myself it will be the last. So far, I have four. … Continue reading

June 24, 2019 · 6 Comments

Collective Strategies for Deep Work

In a previous post reviewing Cal Newport’s book Deep Work I promised I would write a post sharing more collective strategies for enabling deep work, in particular for people with … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · 5 Comments

Thinking-with, Dissenting-within

I am about three chapters in to Maria Puig de la Bellacasa’s book Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds.  In the same way that Richard Rohr seems to … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Domestic Activists?

Women still do the majority of household caring labour. But not only this, women’s caring labour has expanded to include care not just for families and their needs but also … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Enacting a postcapitalist politics

So it has been quite a long time since I blogged — mostly because the second half of 2015 was taken up with intense teaching and a return to fulltime … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

When it comes to giving birth, having the right to choose is not the only thing that matters…

In her book The Logic of Care: Healthcare and the Problem of Patient Choice, Annemarie Mol relates a story that partially prompted her philosophical investigation into choice and care in … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Academic mothering: reflections from guest blogger Dr Ann Hill

My friend and colleague Ann Hill has contributed a blog post for me today, inspired by the conversations we have had about managing our academic and mothering practices. Dr Ann … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Managing Maternity-related Gaps in your CV Part II: Upbeat ways to make caring work visible

When it comes to applying for jobs as a mother, there seems to be two approaches to explaining any gaps in your CV. The first approach is to maintain that … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Managing Maternity-Related CV Gaps Part I: The ‘ideal fit’

Early career researchers are often applying for a limited number of jobs in a really competitive market. In New Zealand, this is compounded by the fact that universities are partly … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gender, Personality, and Social change

I have recently been reading David Keirsey‘s book Please Understand Me II, having read Please Understand Me in the first edition many years ago. He uses the Myer-Briggs personality categories … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Breastfeeding and academic travel

So, I have been the primary income earner in all my 14 years of marriage. And in that time, I have had three children. I breastfed my first two for … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Emotional Labour: An update

In the previous posts ‘Wife of a Stay-at-Home Husband’ and ‘How to get children to help around the house’  I began to think about shifting out of the role of … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wife of a stay-at-home husband

There seems to be a misconception out there that having a stay at home husband is some kind of pinnacle of feminist achievement. You go out, focus on your rewarding … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 7 Comments

Women in Worship

My life seems to be a juxtaposition of multiple contradictions, which I am constantly trying to reconcile. One such apparent contradiction is my commitments to both Christianity and feminism. Now, … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment