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Compassion

https://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/4024/compassion-in-the-classroom.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 16:40Maha Bali’s featured column on Hybrid Pedagogy prompted the topic of this episode — compassion — but...
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From Ph.D. to Poverty

Another Ph.D. just applied for unemployment. I haven’t received any benefits because my claims are under review while the Employment Security Department determines reasonable assurance of...
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Critical Resistance and Underground Teaching: a #digped Discussion

This Friday, August 1 from 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern, Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to consider ways to enact what...
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On, On, On

The following post was originally published by Kate Bowles on her blog, Music for Deckchairs. It’s an important piece about the nature of academic work and...
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A Soliloquy on Contingency

https://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/2508/soliloquy-contingency.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 13:39I don’t share the sheer outrage that some adjunct professors are directing at the tenured ranks. I...
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Re-Authoring the Adjunct Experience: 5 Talking Points

Writing the adjunct experience is its own genre now, having emerged from the duress of countless contingent laborers who are tired of marginalization. We are academe’s...
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Finding My Voice as a Minority Teacher

As a high-school teacher, I kept quiet about my sexuality because I didn’t want to draw attention to it. Instead, I created a deafening silence, a...
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Stress Points

We’ve opened this area of the journal — Page Two — to non-peer-reviewed articles, editorials, announcements, CFPs, cross-posted articles, and more. Page Two allows Hybrid Pedagogy room to...
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Intersectionality in the Classroom: My Experience Teaching at the Crossroads of Ethnicity and Gender

I may have created a racist. I am an adjunct instructor at a large, public university in a rural area of the country. Given the media...
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Contingent Mother: The Role Gender Plays in the Lives of Adjunct Faculty

https://hybridpedagogy.org/podcast-player/1779/contingent-mother-role-gender-plays-lives-adjunct-faculty.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 16:43I am a mother. I am also a PhD in philosophy. And, finally, I am a contingent...
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Life of an Adjunct

It’s my day off from my full-time retail job so this means it’s a teaching day. I’ve walked the dog and gone for my run. I...
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Adjunctification: Living in the Margins of Academe

Unfair labor practices are commonplace in American higher education, public and private. Hardly anyone denies the problem of adjunctificaton and contingency, and, more epidemic, laborers on...
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Where Do I Belong?: Contingency and the Psychic Wage

Hybrid Pedagogy recently announced a call for articles that address the problem of contingency in higher education. The goal is to examine our role as pedagogues in a...
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Contingent Labor: an Interview with Lynée Gaillet and Letizia Guglielmo

On Friday, October 4th, 2013, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a synchronous #digped conversation on Twitter focused on Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor. Because contingent labor is a topic that appears to be...
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N=1: A Social Scientific Inquiry into Happiness and Academic Labor

ABSTRACT: This study aims to assess the professional perspectives of Ioana Literat (hereafter referred to as ‘the subject’), a fourth-year PhD student at a major US research...
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Six Benefits to Working as an Adjunct

One rarely hears the word “perks” or “advantages” applied to adjunct work — and with good reason. But despite the often deplorable working conditions of adjuncts,...
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Not a Scarlet Letter: Talking with Students about Being an Adjunct

If you’re an adjunct, I have a small but important task for you: Ask your students what “adjunct professor” means to them. You might hear something...
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A Lecturer’s Almanac

MARCH The hall of the department is a 1960s-era Bunker, molded of concrete and rebar, with tall, narrow windows to repel even the most determined activist....
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CFP: The Problem of Contingency in Higher Education

Read the collection of articles published from this CFP. The case of Margaret Mary Vojtko made much more public a conversation that’s been heating up in academe. Vojtko,...
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#digped Storify: Adjunctification and Zero-opportunity Employment

On Friday, October 4, Hybrid Pedagogy hosted a #digped chat to discuss the appropriate pedagogical responses to the increasing crisis of contingent labor in education. In particular, we wanted to...
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Pedagogy, Neoliberalism, and Academic Labor: a #digped Discussion

On Friday, October 4th from 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern (9:00 – 10:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #digped to discuss whether and how pedagogy...
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Pushing Back on Contingency in #HigherEd: Josh Boldt Twinterview

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Josh Boldt joined Pete Rorabaugh on Twitter for an hour-long discussion of his work. Boldt, a lecturer in English at the University...
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The Myth of Efficiency: a #digped Discussion

The conversation curated and archived via Storify. This Friday, August 31 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Eastern (10:00 – 11:00am Pacific), Hybrid Pedagogy will host a Twitter discussion under hashtag #digped...
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