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UNIKE postdoc Rebecca Lund awarded "best PhD thesis of the year"

Rebecca Lund has been awarded a prize for her PhD thesis at Aalto University, Finland.

2016.10.31 | Lisbeth Kristine Walakira

Rebecca Lund is currently holding a postdoc position in UNIKE. Rebecca was awarded the prize at an official event at Aalto University. Photo by Ib Jensen / Aarhus University.

Rebecca Lund, who is currently holding a postdoc position in UNIKE, has been awarded a prize for her PhD thesis, which she defended at Aalto University in August 2015.

In her PhD thesis titled Doing the ‘ideal academic’: Gender, Excellence and Changing Academia, Rebecca explored the gendered (and intersecting) social construction of the ‘ideal academic’ and the changing nature of academic labour and culture. The data in her thesis is grounded in 3 years of fieldwork and institutional ethnography at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.

Janne Tienari from Aalto University explains that Rebecca has been awarded the prize of the best PhD thesis of the year on basis of: "[the] thesis was considered an exemplar of boundary crossing work (multidisciplinary, in the spirit of Aalto), theoretically ambitious and empirically relevant, with great potential for future research and publications."

Rebecca received the award on 9 September 2016 at the official 'Opening of the Academic year'-event at Aalto University.

Rebecca is currently doing research on academic life and institutional ethnography in UNIKE.

Read more about Rebecca Lund's research and postdoc project in UNIKE.

Tags: Rebecca Lund, UNIKE, Universities in the Knowledge Economy, Internal academic life, The "ideal" academic, Institutional Ethnography, University Futures, PhD award, Aalto University, Aarhus University
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