Author: Tara Brabazon

Let’s talk about the PhD by prior publication

The doctorate has many forms. It enfolds many genres of research. One of the innovative and fascinating modes of doctorate is the PPP – the PhD by Prior Publication. This mode of doctorate is created when a researcher gathers and clusters refereed publications on a topic through their career, produced before they enrol at Flinders. […]

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Coffee with Tara

Let’s do something fabulous. And meaningful. With so many of our friends and colleagues under lockdown, I thought we would share some time, if not share the same space. Let’s have a cup of coffee together – via Zoom (!!!). Join me on Friday, August 20, at 9am Adelaide time. The zoom link is here: […]

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Two Bars

Ian Curtis would have been 65 years of age. Today. Secretly we know that rock stars never die too young.  There are only three options for the high rolling (ex) rocker.  The first choice is a big bang early death and lifelong fame.  Ian Curtis, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon and the two Jims – Hendrix […]

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Disseminating the doctorate

Join us. We are running a live Zoom session on ‘Disseminating the Doctorate.’ Pick a mode. Pick a platform. We’re going to talk about it. The booklet to provide the foundation for our thinking is linked at the base of this post. This session is free – international – fabulous! Date:                     Friday 16 April 2021 […]

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Connections and community

Many of us are commemorating (!!!) a year of lockdown, shutdown, trauma and shock. A year ago, I had the privilege of hosting a week of Facebook Live chats. In real time, I shared the complexity, sadness, confusion and – yes – joy. For my future self, I want to log these five fabulous days. […]

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Thinking through reading

Libraries are the cranium of our culture. Librarians are the Jedi Knights of our society. It has been my pleasure to be part of many movements to celebrate and value the role of libraries in our culture. With great pleasure, I share a book from SLAV (School Library Association of Victoria). I have a chapter […]

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Beginnings

One of my life mantras is “beginnings matter. But endings matter more.” In doctoral education, the endings are often determined by the first year, the first month, the first week. Or – indeed – the first day. To ensure that my commencing students commence with energy and propulsion, I use a ‘set up document.’ I […]

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Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar series

It is with great pleasure that I share an upcoming seminar series. Sara Ahmed is a remarkable scholar. She is challenging. Complex. Intricate. Therefore I welcome you to this seminar – delivered via Zoom – where we talk about her monographs, in oder of their publication. Download the schedule, at the top of this page. […]

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