Identity and agency as academics: navigating academia as a doctoral student

Cuong Huu Hoang, Lynette Pretorius

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In this chapter, the authors explore the concept of identity and how it is linked to agency. The authors also examine the influences of institutional affordances on the construction of academic identity and sense of agency. Through their discussion, the authors highlight the key benefit of proactively reflecting on personal experiences during doctoral training: it allows students to develop a better sense of who they are and how they fit in academia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWellbeing in Doctoral Education
Subtitle of host publicationInsights and Guidance from the Student Experience
EditorsLynette Pretorius, Luke Macaulay, Basil Cahusac de Caux
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789811393020
ISBN (Print)9789811393013
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2019

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