Academic Labor: Research and Artistry is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) at Colorado State University. ALRA seeks to motivate ongoing research on matters relating to tenure and contingency in the academy. In particular, it serves as a venue for scholars working in areas broadly defined as tenure studies and contingency studies. The editors of ALRA encourage a wide range of contributions, from the statistical to the historic/archival, from the theoretical to the applied, from the researched to the creative, and from empirical to essayist forms. The journal's editors and reviewers include social scientists, artists, and theorists specializing in labor issues.

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Current Issue

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2022: Academic Labor During a Pandemic

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From the Editors


“Drown[ing] A Little Bit All the Time: The Intersections of Labor Constraints and Professional Development in Hybrid Contingent Faculty Experiences
Courtney Adams Wooten, Brian Fitzpatrick, Lourdes Fernandez, Ariel M. Goldenthal, and Jessica Matthews

Safety vs. Security: Returning F2F During a Global Pandemic
Natalie Dorfeld

Am I Doing This Right? The Emotional Labor of Confronting Inequitable Writing Assessment
Amy Flick and Sommer Marie Sterud

The Pandemic, Contingent Faculty, and Catholic Colleges and Universities
Andrew Herr, Julia Cavallo, and Jason King

Zoom ‘n Gloom: Performativity and Inclusivity during the Pandemic and Beyond
Sarah V. Seeley

From “Spring Break” to “Reading Days”: Contingency, Relations of Power, and Positionalities in Experiences of Overwork During Academic Breaks
Kelli R. Lycke Martin and Ann Shivers-McNair

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry is published by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University. Copyright © is held by the authors and editors of the publications in the journal. Works in the journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 United States License. ISSN 2380-2081.