Redefining the role of urban studies Early Career Academics in the post-COVID-19 university

Nabeela Ahmed, Alexander G. Baker, Akash Bhattacharya, Sally Cawood, Ana Julia Cabrera Pacheco, Mallo Maren Daniel, Matheus Grandi, Lutfun Nahar Lata, Thomas Verbeek, More Authors

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We are an international collective of Early Career Academics (ECAs) who met throughout 2020 to explore the implications of COVID-19 on precarious academics. With this intervention, our aims are to voice commonly shared experiences and concerns and to reflect on the extent to which the pandemic offers opportunities to redefine Higher Education and research institutions, in a context of ongoing precarity and funding cuts. Specifically, we explore avenues to build solidarity across institutions and geographies, to ensure that the conduct of urban research, and support offered to ECAs, allows for more inclusivity, diversity, security and equitability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-586
Number of pages25
JournalCity: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • postdoctoral research
  • international solidarity
  • decolonisation
  • neoliberal academy
  • ECRs

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