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Author Archives: Guest Blogger

9/11 from the Perspective of an International Graduate Student

This is another guest post from Victoria Scott, an art historian. _________________________ I moved from Vancouver, Canada, via St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Binghamton, New York, population 47,376, to begin doctoral … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Organizing Adjuncts and Wikipedia

This is a guest post by Victoria Scott, an art historian with considerable experience as an adjunct faculty member. _________________________ Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude, incipe. (Half done, … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Epistemic injustice in the academy: an analysis of the Saida Grundy witch-hunt

Guest blogger Arianne Shahvisi is an assistant professor of philosophy at the American University of Beirut, and has recently written commentary for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy, and Truthout, centered … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 20 Comments

Why Salaita Was “Un-Hired”: The Missing Facts in the AAUP and CAFT Reports

By Andrew Scheinman A few weeks ago, the AAUP released its Report on the Steven Salaita affair at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in which it concluded that UIUC … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 17 Comments

Stanley Fish’s Versions of Academic Freedom

Stanley Fish, Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution (University of Chicago, 2014) Reviewed by Steve Macek, North Central College Literary critic, law professor, one time New York Times … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Peer Co-authoring: My Case for Academic Collaboration

“Publish or perish” is a common expression in academia.  PhD holders must achieve the required number of publications between the time of appointment to a tenure-track position and turning in … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Board of Regents Approves a New Business Model for the University of Maryland University College: A Serious Blow

Guest blogger David Kaloustian is a professor of English and Modern Languages at Bowie State University in Maryland. An Unfortunately Chosen Metaphor I note that the White Paper (see 4.b. … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

(Un)Doing the Work of the Faculty at the University of Illinois

The following talk by Michael Rothberg, Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Marquette to Fire McAdams for Dereliction of Duty

[Guest Blogger Ira Allen is an assistant professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the American University of Beirut.] In November of last year, alongside scholars from around the disciplines, I signed … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 14 Comments

Resolution on Non-Tenure Track Faculty and Shared Governance

This is a guest post from Karen Davis, a lecturer in cinematic arts at California State University, Monterey Bay, and a statewide academic senator. On January 23, the Academic Senate … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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