When considering a pathway to the new and exciting, it can help to have pointers from those who have gone before. Here are some travelogues from those who have made a way along the alt-ac track, as well as advice about potential pitfalls near the trailhead.
Brian CroxallJanuary 26, 2014
Daveena TauberJanuary 29, 2014
Here we frame & introduce #alt-academy — its scope, stakes, & structure — and invite your critical engagement & contribution.
Although labor & "alternative academic" labor relations are subjects threaded throughout the collection, these essays serve particularly to un-tangle & to knot them up.
Anne Mitchell WhisnantOctober 02, 2012
Here we address, through attention to personal experience, our academic institutions much more than ourselves — carving out space for new action in libraries, digital centers, & interdisciplinary programs, & failing to find it in some key disciplines.
What qualifies us for our work? And what kinds of working lives might our particular qualifications demand? These essays take on the promises & perils of professionalization. Some also include octopi.
Tom ScheinfeldtApril 24, 2012
#alt-academy took its own direction from a request for "signposts" — clear pointers for junior scholars considering new trajectories. Here are a few.
From public history to publishing, instructional technology to librarianship, & with stops in the digital humanities all along the way — these personal narratives & dialogues reflect on what we do, & how we came to be.