In this autoethnographic essay, I explore how an intersection of personal, cultural, intellectual and professional conditions led me to embrace a cynical attitude towards academic life and why I've come more recently to lose that cynicism.

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Keywords Cynicism, Hope, University
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Journal Emotion, Space and Society
Hodgins, P. (2014). Make them endure, give them space: On the loss of academic cynicism. Emotion, Space and Society, 11, 28–35. doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2012.12.001