Tag: Adjuncts

Adjunct, Class, Fear

Following the death of Mary Vojtko – an adjunct faculty member – there has been an increasing focus on the role of non-tenure track academics in the US and the role of ‘zero-hour’ contracts in UK universities. Here Maria Maisto develops some thoughts on questions of unionisation and organisation.The biggest obstacle to organizing adjunct (part-time…

The Antagonistic University? A conversation on cuts, conviviality and capitalism

Anja: Let me begin by posing three questions. Firstly, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that modes of labour are appropriating cognitive, communicational and affective skills. What does this mean to you for the political potential of academic and collaborative work? Secondly, given that there are massive cuts being proposed to the education sector through a regime of…

‘Adjunct’ Faculty in the Neoliberal University

Chris from Remaking the University writes to introduce a post by Ivan Evans, professor of sociology at UC San Diego. Tarak Barkawi’s opinion piece, “The Neoliberal Assault on Academia,” produced a long discussion on several lists because of its claim that faculty have played a central role in shifting their universities towards revenue metrics and managerial…