Category Archives: Activism

Saying Farewell to David Graeber, Occupy Wall Street Activist, Anthropologist, Author

Many were stunned and heartbroken to learn of the death of David Graeber on Wednesday, September 2.  His death was confirmed by his wife, artist and writer, Nika Dubrovsky.  Graeber died in Venice; he was 59 years old. Graeber came … Continue reading

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There Is No Such Thing As An Adjunct Professor

Nearly three years have passed since I announced my departure from academic “adjunct” employment, listing my plans for reconstructing my life once I was no longer living the life of a precariously-employed scholar. I’ve been silent here more than I … Continue reading

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Why Do We Accept Labor Abuse? On Learned Helplessness, and the Viet Cong

I come from an abusive and dysfunctional family. For the first seven years of my life, my parents abandoned me to the care of my grandparents and a great aunt, and pretty much anyone else who would feel obligated or … Continue reading

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The Stupid Slut (Finally) Walks Away

  A few days ago, an article in The Guardian by Alastair Gee, hit the internet. In it, the stories of adjunct faculty in desperate poverty are told, once again. Year after year after year, the situation in American academia … Continue reading

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Exit the Edu-Factory – a Call for Manuscripts

This is a call for writers who might like to join the conversations around the issue of exodus of the corporatized university. Exit the Edu-Factory: Essays on Refusal, Rebellion & Rebirth  is an anthology of essays discussing the ways in … Continue reading

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Call to Adjunct Walk-Out Activists — Help Us Shoot the National Event for Our Documentary

Hi everyone!  This is a call to all the adjunct activists who are planning to be involved in the nationwide walk-out on Wednesday, February 25, and in other demonstrations for the rights of educators and students that are taking place … Continue reading

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