• PhD, University of Queensland, 2018
  • Honours Class 1, Philosophy: University of Queensland, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts, extended major in philosophy, and minor in history: University of Queensland, 2007-2010. 


  • Guest Lecturer, SOCY1050 (Sociology of Work and Employment): University of Queensland, 2016 & 2017
  • Sessional Academic, EDP416 & LCN650: Queensland University of Technology, 2016 & 2017
  • Tutor/Marker for: SOCY1050, SWSP1044, SWSP2001, SOCY2345, SOCY3200: University of Queensland, 2014-2018
  • Student Representative, Post-graduate Studies Committee: University of Queensland, 2016. 
  • Contributor to the Brisbane Free University, 2013 & 2016. 
  • Graduate Consultant: University Of Queensland Careers and Graduate department, 2011-201
  • Peer Mentor: University Of Queensland, 2011-2012.  

Research Interests

  • Sociology of work, political philosophy, and contemporary philosophy
  • The future of work, precarious employment, deviance and workplace resistance, identity and subjectivity
  • Anarchism and Postanarchism, specifically the analysis and deconstruction of of contemporary social hierarchies, authority and domination. 


Holtum, PJ (2018, May 14) Using Anarchist Methods in the Social and Political Sciences. Dialogue Journal.

Holtum, PJ (2016, Oct 20) Being ‘smart’ at Work: What Are We Resisting? Dialogue Journal.

Holtum, PJ (2016, Nov 25) Workers fight back with deviant behaviour in a precarious workplace: study. The Conversation.

Areas of research