ILPC 2024, 3rd-5th April 2024, Göttingen

PhD/ ECR Workshop

PhD/ECR Workshop


As established over the last years, the 2024 conference will feature a pre-conference workshop dedicated to PhD students and early-stage researchers. The workshop will take place on the morning of the 3rd of April and aims at providing an informal environment in which to share experiences and develop relationships. The doctoral workshop takes place in addition to contributions of doctoral candidates to the general conference (doctoral papers are not streamed separately).

This year’s PhD Workshop deals with “Precarity in and beyond the Thesis: Prospects for Critical Labour Researchers”

Lacking job security, benefits, and long-term career prospects, many PhD students and early career researchers find themselves in a vulnerable and uncertain employment situation. We would like to take an ongoing debate in and grassroots campaign from Germany as the starting point for discussing risks of precarity in academia from a global standpoint. In light of the conference’s overarching theme of ‘coercion, consent and conflict in the labour process and beyond’, the workshop seeks to explore the coercive pressures experienced by emerging scholars due to the growing academic casualisation in different national contexts.

Note: Attendance to the PhD workshop is included in the registration fee. You will be able to sign up for the doctoral workshop on registration (no special submission needed).