Research and Teaching in a Pandemic World: The Challenges of Establishing Academic Identities During Times of Crisis

Basil Cahusac de Caux (Editor), Lynette Pretorius (Editor), Luke Macaulay (Editor)

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This book adopts collaborative autoethnography as its methodology, and presents the collective witnessing of experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic within the higher education sector. Through the presentation of staff and student experiences and what was learnt from them, the authors examine the global phenomenon that is the COVID-19 pandemic through the purposeful exploration of their own experiences. This book presents an overall argument about the state of higher education in the middle of the pandemic and highlights academic issues and region-specific challenges. The reflections presented in this book offer insights for other staff and students, as well as academic policy-makers, regarding the pandemic experiences of those within academia. It also offers practical suggestions as to how we as a global community can move forward post-pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages554
ISBN (Electronic)9789811977572
ISBN (Print)9789811977565
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Autoethnography
  • Collaborative autoethnography
  • COVID-19
  • Academic identity
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Doctoral education
  • Early career researcher
  • PhD student
  • Academia
  • Pandemic
  • Racism
  • War
  • Gendered experiences in academia
  • Coping strategies
  • Teaching strategies
  • Higher education
  • International student experience
  • Empowerment
  • Marginalization
  • Academic socialization

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