On Wednesday, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an extended excerpt from The Adjunct Underclass. They did a brilliant job of it, disassembing the Oreo to bring readers the emotional cookies from both ends while leaving the creamy analytical center to be the work of the book itself.
They’ve also created a follow-on that asks readers to weigh in on their own experiences of feeling marginalized by higher education. We imagine our work as academics to be wholly intellectual, but there are powerful emotional ramifications to our work, and to our inability to work, and to our questions about how and whether the work matters.
I’d invite any of you to visit that site and add your own stories.