PhEm Special Issue: Feeling Medusa: Tentacular Troubling of Academic Positionality, Recognition and Respectability

Taking up on Donna Haraway’s concept of String Figuring, or SF (2016), this article explores what it means—and, most importantly, what it does—to be a feminist academic in higher education. This eight-handed piece of research cuts deep into the tentacular recesses of gender, respectability, recognition, and more generally the entanglements bringing trouble into higher-ed spaces.

PhEm Special Issue: Editorial

This blog post is the first of a series showcasing the 14 articles from this special issue with the editorial team. The series will include exclusive quotes getting deeper into the thoughts, feelings, motivations, and challenges faced by the authors in the SI as they were writing their contribution— a sort of “how it’s made” paragraph showing the behind-the-scenes of what it means to be a PhEM researcher.

FEELing Through the Grapevine: January 2020

This month, we have some hot news in the world of contemporary art. You might have seen it already, as it went viral on social media (18 months after the original event), but it deserved a mention in our January 2020 recap: behold the subversive piece “Fragile Masculinity”, by artist unknown! Back in 2018, … Continue reading FEELing Through the Grapevine: January 2020


 Dr. Audrey BryanAssistant Professor, School of Human Development, Dublin City University.Audrey Bryan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Development, DCU, where she teaches courses across the range of programme offerings on the Humanities (Human Development) and Education programmes. Her academic background spans the fields of Comparative and International Education, Sociology, Applied Social … Continue reading aFEELiates