Drawing upon interviews and conversations with feminist academics as well as the authors’ own individual and shared experiences, this book sets out a contemporary account of what it might mean to “only talk feminist” in contemporary university settings and demonstrates the performative and discursive moves feminist academics make to fight for and flee to feminist spaces in the newly corporatized and commercialized neoliberal university.
Briony Lipton is a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology, The Australian National University, Australia. Her current research explores the relationship between academic women, feminism, neoliberalism, university leadership, and gender equality in Australian higher education.
Elizabeth Mackinlay is Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia. Her current research projects include the politics and pedagogies of Indigenous Australian studies, mentoring Indigenous pre-service teachers, autoethnography, and feminism in higher education.