Call for Papers. Academic Labor: Research and Artistry

From NFM colleague Sue Doe:

Please consider submitting your work for our new peer-reviewed journal–Academic Labor: Research and Artistry. This online journal will be published twice a year from the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University. See our nascent web site for more information. We invite a variety of genres, including art and photography, archival histories and personal narratives, creative writing and traditional academic writing. We invite submissions across all ranks of faculty and interested observers. The deadline for submissions to our inaugural issue is March 10, 2017.

Killing the Hungry Ghosts – Cultural Capital Doesn’t Pay the Rent

The unstoppable Bri Bolin on who we’re fighting in the War on Adjuncts, courtesy of equally badass Jessica Lawless’ new blog.

Those of you reading this are likely already helping to expose corruption and increase our visibility. As you know, adjuncts are still fairly invisible to the powers that be. The Higher Education P…

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We didn’t sing the Helplessness Blues – we were an advocating machine! | APSCUF-WCU

Fleet Foxes has a song that just about sums up my feelings about the strike. We have all been taught that we are “something unique”, and we are. But we are also part of something beyond…

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mAsk4campusEquity 2017

Campus Equity Week October 26-30, 2015

Campus Equity Week

Do you find yourself missing national Campus Equity Week celebrations this year?

Looking ahead to October of 2017, a grassroots group of contingent artist-activists scattered across the U.S. have been working under the auspices of New Faculty Majority for several months to design a theme that captures our need to both conceal and reveal our complex identities as members of the precarious academic workforce: mAsk4campusEquity.

We are exploring three basic customizable options for unified Campus Equity messaging and activities in 2017 that capitalize on the change-making power of art:

  1. Historical re-enactment of creative social justice protests;
  2. Other modes of performance art such as mock funerals, carnival processions, etc;
  3. Exhibits that illustrate the diversity of our workforce and the issues of contingent employment.

Over the next few months, we hope to

  • build a large network of artist-activists and supporters;
  • partner with a number of organizations related to the arts;
  • engage participants with expertise in various art media from music and performance to photography, sculpture, graphic arts and new media, to flesh out plans for local actions that will resonate across the country.

If you want to join our campaign on the ground floor, please contact Anne Wiegard at

Andy Davis
Natalie Barnes
Jessica Lawless
Kat Jacobsen
Rita Lilly
Jennie Shanker
Lydia Snow
Anne Wiegard

Checking our Privileges are Faculty Organizer Learning Conditions – Cultural Capital Doesn’t Pay the Rent

As I continue to advocate on behalf of mental health, neurodiversity, and gender equality in other aspects of my personal and professional life, I become more aware of the overlap with my adjunct a…

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A Friendly Reminder to FTTT Faculty in this season of contract negotiations

Something just a little too true in almost every blended union:

“…the general membership (by which I mean US, the rank and file) is lagging behind in terms of coming to grips with the fact that our adjunct faculty are just as much a part of the bargaining unit, and thus the union, as any tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty member is.”

Read more here: (7) Seth Kahn