Advocacy

Notes on Studying Precarity

Notes on Studying Precarity

The University of Southern Denmark is offering applications for a three year PhD fellowship on Literature, unemployment and precarious labor. Advertised on The Chronicle of Higher…

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MLA Subconference Interview Podcast

A podcast interview with MLA Subconference organizers Margaret Hanzimanolis and Andrew Yale. The 2016 MLA Subconference, “Between the Public and Its Privates,” will take place at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin, Texas, on January 6-7, 2016.

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A Letter to Deans and Department Chairs

In conjunction with Campus Equity Week (26–30 October), we, the members of the MLA’s Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession, ask for your commitment to ensuring job security for all faculty members on your campus.

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What is Campus Equity Week October 26-30, 2015?

What is Campus Equity Week October 26-30, 2015?

Campus Equity Week (CEW) is a week of education and activism that draws attention to the working conditions of faculty working on temporary, low-paid contracts, who now constitute the majority of college instructors.  These instructors work in insecure part- and full-time non-tenure track positions, usually subject to exploitative employment conditions.  CEW was originally devised by contingent faculty activists in 2001 in order to highlight the appalling working conditions of the majority of the faculty and the impact of those working conditions on the quality of education.

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