2.2 Presenting and Communicating Academic Identity across Personal Networks and Disciplines in Papua New Guinea
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This paper discusses the challenges of presenting and communicating an academic identity for lecturers in a faith-based university in Papua New Guinea. The community is ‘our community’ of academic staff members, established and emerging. Research findings on the ‘naming’ and identification of oneself as an academic – and the use of alternate descriptions – are presented, taking into account various conceptualisations of ‘being an academic’, the ways in which lecturing staff describe themselves to their families, communities and personal networks, and differences across professional and generalist disciplines. The findings are part of a larger qualitative study.


Peter Nasale Post Graduate Research Centre, Divine Word University



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