Adjunct Rights

Educating for the Resistance

Educating for the Resistance

Just when you think you’re out.. they pull you back in. I have fallen back in love with teaching, this time at Bronx Community College and at a high school in Harlem that has partnered with CUNY to bring in adjunct professors. This week's post is about how adjuncts are financially penalized for spending time designing engaging classes, and how the Kardashians are the ultimate pedagogical tool for getting the attention of jaded students.

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Academic Fugitives: An Interview with Dr. Jillian Powers

Academic Fugitives: An Interview with Dr. Jillian Powers

In this post, I interview Dr. Jillian Powers, where we finally clap back to complacent white ‘feminist’ professors, rage against the university-machine, the glory and privilege of the pursuit of knowledge, the unsung heroes that are adjuncts. Jillian also talks about living intentionally and embodying the knowledge we gained through our PhD’s. Also, Flava flav makes what is most likely his only appearance on this blog, so soak it up folks. I think Jillian’s exodus from university and her actions represent a possibility for a dissenting voice to be heard-- both within and beyond the university.

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Teaching Under Trump: One Adjunct's Story

Teaching Under Trump: One Adjunct's Story

This post is by Kevin Allred. What happened to him strikes me as the type of epistemological violence that is contributing to the demise of higher education. His story is important. The way in which he was discredited, shut off from his own work, and exploited just tells me that academia thinks it wants radical thinking, but just not too much.

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Why This Conversation Matters: Adjuncting & Systemic Breakdown

Why This Conversation Matters: Adjuncting & Systemic Breakdown

This post is about the need to continue discussing adjunct and graduate student exploitation. The mistreatment and exploitation of graduate students and adjuncts is atrocious, but it is made even more egregious that they are treated this way under the false promise of a permanent job.

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