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Katie Barclay is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions, and Head of Historical and Classical Studies, University of Adelaide. She writes widely in the area of gender, family life and the history of emotions. In this episode we discuss her recently published book Academic Emotions: Feeling the Institution.

We talk about the heightened emotional register of academia and Katie explores the central place of passion.

We also talk about the socialisation process that happens as part of the PhD and how you should expect it to be a transformational process.

Katie reflects on how things may have changed post-pandemic and what the emotions of the academy may be like going forward.

You can find out more about Katie’s work here:

@KatieEBarclay – twitter

https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/katie.barclay

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