Staging the Feminine Ethic of Care

A Review of Reimagining the Academy


  • Agli Zavros-Orr Independant



artistic, poetic, storying, envisioning, ethic of care, review


The neoliberal university can be a restrictive, repressive, and/or oppressive space. However, the contributions in this edited publication “Reimagining the Academy: ShiFting towards Kindness, Connection, and an Ethics of Care” by Alison L Black and Rachael Dwyer and published by Palgrave Macmillan represent hope, kindness, love, and compassion. The words and works contained in this book gift to any reader many enriching, impactful storied accounts of academic works from differentiated perspectives. These important works support the re-imagining of academic spaces, scholarship, research, teaching and learning and care for self, others, and the work that matters. My reading of these works engaged my individuated ethic of care and inspired a creative response – artistic and poetic storying as an act of performative synthesis of the experience that awaits the reader.

Author Biography

Agli Zavros-Orr, Independant

Agli Zavros-Orr is an independent academic, researcher and consultant. Through their scholarship, they have developed an individuated ‘ethic of just-care’. They founded Diversitywise Educational Services ( They hold the position of chair for Intersex Human Rights Australia and membership on the Victorian Intersex Expert Advisory Group. 



How to Cite

Zavros-Orr, A. (2022). Staging the Feminine Ethic of Care: A Review of Reimagining the Academy. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, 7(1), 314–325.