Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education

  • Taylor, Y. (Contributor)
  • Michelle Addison (Contributor)
  • Maddie Breeze (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


What does it mean to think about imposter syndrome across social locations, institutional positions, and intersecting inequalities? This is not an event about 'getting over' imposter syndrome or how to pass in educational contexts or to 'fake it until you make it'. The advice to 'fit-in' with the academy may itself perpetuate inequalities of class, race and gender in particular. Featuring speakers across the career-course we stretch understandings of imposter syndrome as socially situated. This FREE event sees the launch of The Palgrave Handbook of Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education edited by Dr Michelle Addison, Dr Maddie Breeze and Prof Yvette Taylor, featuring over 40 authors!
Period21 Jun 2022
Held atDurham University, United Kingdom


  • Imposter
  • Widening Participation
  • Intersectionality
  • Class
  • Gender
  • Race