Tim Neale is a writer and researcher at the University of Melbourne. His research concerns political ecology, econationalism and historical geography in the settler-colonial south, and his writing has appeared in journals such as Australian Humanities Review and Hue & Cry.
- "The University’s solid certifications act as quality guarantors in the workplace, allowing our stratified society to be structured around its verified processes of cognition accumulation."
- "Problems of production and product."
- "The competition includes cognition demonstration by successful businessmen who have ‘created value’ in the marketplace."
- "This does not open up the educational space to create contexts or challenge meanings, to ask what the University is here for and what it is up to."
- "Managerial culture is happy with this schism, as it produces two viable commodities, even while it creates a schizophrenic postgraduate culture (part portfolio, part peer)."
- "The ‘University of Life’ does not, to the best of our knowledge, distribute certificates."
- "If they too are educational facilities, they too have systems for counting and accounting for cognitive behaviours, but they are not ‘best practice’ counting and accounting."
- "Thinking practices probably exist outside the institution, since the institution provides thinking about those sites, but the practices of these other sites have not been so efficiently monetised."
- "More is often worse."
- "Various critiques have worked towards a renovation of the Social Sciences towards the economic and cognitive efficiencies of the Sciences, often suggesting these speculative and analytical cognitive faculties become the service industry of the professional scientific faculties."