Contingency
21 articles
No Holes for Us Round Pegs: Why Adjunct Faculty Don’t Fit In
Academic Labor
In recent years the long hidden problem of the adjunct faculty has become widely recognized, as in a series of articles in Hybrid Pedagogy published in 2013 and a current CFP there, The
Faculty, Mobilize for Equity!
“The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes,
From Ph.D. to Poverty
Academic Labor
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 reemployment. Per my contract with
On, On, On
Academic Labor
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 labor, and so we offer
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A Soliloquy on Contingency
Academic Labor
I don’t share the sheer outrage that some adjunct professors are directing at the tenured ranks. I really do believe that the majority of tenured faculty — I obviously can’t speak for
Re-Authoring the Adjunct Experience: 5 Talking Points
Academic Labor
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 scapegoat. What I want now
CFP: Calling Adjuncts to Action
Adjuncts
“Our visible invisibility means universities sit in the comfortable position of never having to justify to parents the ever-increasing cost of a college tuition coupled with the reality that many of their
We May Need to Amputate: MOOCs, Resistance, #FutureEd
Contingency
The ability or inability of a group or culture to progress is in direct relationship to the proliferation of aphorism within it. General statements of fact and abbreviations of great wisdom are misleading
Stress Points
Academic Labor
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 experiment even more rambunctiously with timely
Intersectionality in the Classroom: My Experience Teaching at the Crossroads of Ethnicity and Gender
Academic Labor
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 attention surrounding the death of Margaret Mary
Contingent Mother: The Role Gender Plays in the Lives of Adjunct Faculty
Academic Labor
I am a mother. I am also a PhD in philosophy. And, finally, I am a contingent college professor at two universities. I am an example of how being a mother in that
Ghost Towns of the Public Good
Contingency
I never really got tenure as a concept, and after almost ten years of e-learning I finally found a job which didn’t feature a ticking clock time bomb as its soundtrack. Sadly,
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Where Do I Belong?: Contingency and the Psychic Wage
Academic Labor
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 system wherein education does not
Contingent Labor: an Interview with Lynée Gaillet and Letizia Guglielmo
Academic Labor
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 gaining momentum,
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