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


Invitation to the pre-conference PhD Workshop “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.

Registration for the PhD workshop will be possible as part of the registration process for the conference.