Academic resilience: an uncharted terrain

Caroline Cohrssen, Joanne Blannin, Marian Mahat, Elizer Jay de los Reyes

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The pressures brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020 have amplified the significance of academic resilience and highlight the importance of a shared insights into academics' experiences. The responses to academic work within this context has received little research attention despite its universality during the pandemic. Failing to recognise, or ‘invisibilising’ the roles and needs of academics during a pandemic, is a significant concern. This chapter explores this uncharted terrain, and presents stories of resilience – being a postdoc in a foreign country (de los Reyes), negotiating (yet another) contract (Mahat), navigating research in a different context (Cohrssen), and digital engagement in academia (Blannin) – from academics in different career stages and global contexts. These stories provide points of reflection for those navigating the complex world of academia during these uncertain times.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademic Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationPersonal Stories and Lessons Learnt from the COVID-19 Experience
EditorsMarian Mahat, Joanne Blannin, Caroline Cohrssen, Eliza Jay de los Reyes
Place of PublicationBingley UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781802623871, 9781802623895
ISBN (Print)9781802623901
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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