Special Issue CFP on Poverty in Academia

  • Jan 22, 2024

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry has issued a new call for a contributions to a special issue on poverty in academia. Although tenured and tenure track faculty once made up 70 percent of academic workers, recent reports from the American Federation of Teachers (2020, 2022) now estimate that 75 percent of academic workers are non-tenure track, with 47 percent holding part-time positions. These contingent workers labor in poor working conditions that include “subsistence wages; lack of benefits, retirement funds, and vacation time; no influence over conditions of work or structures of advancement; and constant anxiety over the possibility of arbitrary termination” (Kezar et al., 2019, p. 36-37). Click here for the full Call for Proposals. Proposals due February 19, 2024.