DGT has written 2 posts for CASA

Academics as employers: accepting the responsibility

The casualisation of academia means that academics in ongoing and fixed-term roles increasingly wield proxy-employer powers over their colleagues who are employed as tutors and research assistants. In this post, I argue that academics need to think carefully about how this power is wielded. This does not mean accepting such power is desirable. Rather, it … Continue reading


Is academia a meritocracy?

One of the reasons why casualisation is so hard to address is that concrete suggestions for change are often contentious. Another new writer joins the CASA community this week, looking at controversy around the¬†creation of full-time positions targeted at early career academics. Every three or four years, local branches of the National Tertiary Education Union … Continue reading