Of Other Thoughts: Non-Traditional Ways to the Doctorate

A Guidebook for Candidates and Supervisors

  • A. -Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul
  • Michael A. Peters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
    1. A. -Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul
      Pages 1-14
  2. Non-Traditional Candidates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Moana Nepia
      Pages 17-22
    3. Albert L. Refiti
      Pages 27-33
    4. Richard Heraud
      Pages 39-42
    5. Christian Wölfel
      Pages 43-46
    6. Katharina Bredies
      Pages 47-50
    7. Sarah Mcgann, Barbara Milech
      Pages 51-52
    8. Shane Edwards
      Pages 53-66
    9. Catherine Manathunga
      Pages 67-82
    10. King Tong Ho
      Pages 83-99
    11. Roland W. Mitchell, Kirsten T. Edwards
      Pages 101-114
    12. Susanne Maria Weber
      Pages 115-129
    13. Welby Ings
      Pages 131-146
    14. Michael A. Peters
      Pages 147-162
    15. A. -Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul
      Pages 163-179
  3. Emerging Fields of Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Wolfgang Jonas, Rosan Chow, Simon Grand
      Pages 183-202
    3. Ross Jenner
      Pages 203-220
    4. Sarah O’Brien
      Pages 221-238
    5. Barbara Milech, Ann Schilo
      Pages 239-257
    6. Laura Brearley, Treahna Hamm
      Pages 259-278
    7. Barbara M. Grant
      Pages 279-296
    8. Robert Jahnke, A. -Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul
      Pages 297-309
    9. A. -Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul, Michael A. Peters
      Pages 311-323
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 325-335

About this book


Of Other Thoughts offers a path-breaking critique of the traditions underpinning doctoral research. Working against the grain of traditional research orthodoxies, graduate researchers (almost all from Indigenous, transnational, diasporic, coloured, queer and ethnic minorities) AND their supervisors offer insights into non-traditional and emergent modes of research—transcultural, post-colonial, trans-disciplinary and creative practice-led. Through case studies and contextualizing essays, Of Other Thoughts provides a unique guide to doctoral candidates and supervisors working with different modes of research. More radically, its questioning of traditional assumptions about the nature of the literature review, the genealogy of research practices, and the status and structuring of the thesis creates openings for alternative modes of researching. It gives our emerging researchers the courage to differ and challenges the University to take up its public role as critic and conscience of society. Barbara Bolt | Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research and Research Training | The Victorian College of the Arts |University of Melbourne | Australia These writings are essential reading for all PhD students interested in making their critical work count for more. They examine multiple sites where conservative politics and ethics, institutional regulations, culturally constrained supervisory practices, and disciplinary boundary maintenance run counter to the radical and transforming potential of critical PhD work. Graham Hingangaroa Smith | Distinguished Professor | Vice-Chancellor/Chief Executive Officer | Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi| Whakatāne | Aotearoa – New Zealand This book makes a distinctive and valuable contribution to the growing literature on doctoral education. Readers will find a wonderfully diverse collection of perspectives on non-traditional paths to the PhD. The book synthesises theory with practice in a highly effective and engaging manner. It sets doctoral experiences in their broader cultural, political and intellectual contexts, and addresses epistemological and methodological questions with fresh insight. Of Other Thoughts will appeal to students and supervisors in a range of different fields and deserves a wide international readership. Peter Roberts | Professor of Education, University of Canterbury | Christchurch | Aotearoa – New Zealand


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. -Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul
    • 1
  • Michael A. Peters
    • 2
  1. 1.AUT UniversityAucklandAotearoa/New Zealand
  2. 2.University of WaikatoHamiltonAotearoa/New Zealand

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