Tag Archives: The Homeless Adjunct

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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Why Professional Development Matters, a guest blog by Lydia Snow

From Founder of ‘Junct Rebellion and “The Homeless Adjunct” blog, Debra Leigh Scott: “As many of you know, “The Homeless Adjunct” is the blog of ‘Junct Rebellion, which is an organization founded to raise awareness of the many ways in … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of the American University

This post offers Part 2 of our conversation with Pennsylvania State Senator, Daylin Leach. It has been many years now since faculty voices within academia have been speaking out against adjunct hiring, which is the low-wage semester-by-semester hiring of university … Continue reading

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Inequality, MOOCs and The Predator Elite

It’s been too long since I’ve written here on The Homeless Adjunct blog, but I am back and ready to move forward.  The silence was caused by a particularly hard year of never-ending job searching.  Two of my three adjunct … Continue reading

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Being a Stupid Slut

When I was a teenager, many years ago, my boyfriend’s roommate had a girl he used to call regularly for sex. He would wake up in the morning, and without even leaving his bed, he would call her if he … Continue reading

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The Homeless Adjunct Tour is Announced

In the last few months, the ‘Junct team – Chris LaBree and I – have traveled to NYC, D.C. (twice!) and to Chicago in order to show clips of the documentary and to give talks about the project, about adjunct/contingent … Continue reading

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Activism Through Art

It has been over two weeks now since the New Faculty Majority Summit in D.C.,  where I was happy to meet and share thoughts with so many academic professionals on the faculty labor issues confronting the professoriate.  After the conference … Continue reading

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