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The Fantasy and Fate of Ethnic Studies in an Age of Uprisings: An Interview with Nick Mitchell

In this conversation, feminist studies and black studies scholar Nick Mitchell and Undercommoner Zach Schwartz-Weinstein discuss a range of topics: the politics of criticality; the labor politics of black studies and ethnic studies; the absorptive quality of the university’s administration of difference; the work of fantasy in academic labor; the origins of adjunctification and casualization; Black Lives Matter’s transformation into… Read more →

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PrecariCorps

http://precaricorps.org/ PrecariCorps will have four fundamental purposes, and we are currently designing upcoming programs to support each one: To improve the lives and livelihoods of contingent faculty undergoing financial hardship by providing charitable assistance to them in the form of cash assistance and/or grants; To create and distribute educational media to the public, including parents, students, and college communities, that details… Read more →

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If You Organize, You Always Win – An Interview with Joe Grim Feinberg

In this interview, Joe Grim Feinberg shares his experiences with a radically democratic union, Graduate Students United at the University of Chicago.  Rather than waiting for recognition from the state, they have thrived by getting together as workers, declaring themselves to be a union, and organizing to improve their working conditions.  Joe praises the IWW’s strategy of organizing a union… Read more →

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