Power, Privilege, and Social Identity

Edited by Lisa C. Knisely
Power, Privilege, and Social Identity

The ongoing redefinition of academic careers and identities is an opportunity for positive transformation within the academy, as well as a situation that requires ethical engagement to work against unjust power relations. The essays in this collection point towards the need for continued discussion on the topic of power, privilege, social identity, and alternative academic careers.

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Lisa C. Knisely's picture
Stephanie Murray's picture
Ji-Young Um's picture
Andrew Rihn's picture

Graduate Training in the 21st Century

Graduate Training in the 21st Century

Graduate Training in the 21st Century focuses on the challenges, the potential, and the pragmatics of the graduate school years that precede the move into one of many academies. We're especially interested in the changes to graduate education that are already taking place, or that should take place, in response to the proliferation of post-PhD pathways. 

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Melissa Dalgleish's picture
Daniel Powell's picture

Looking for Signposts

Edited by Brian Croxall
Looking for Signposts

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.

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Kim Yates's picture
Andrew Asher's picture
Daveena Tauber's picture
Maureen McCarthy's picture

Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars

Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars

Here we frame & introduce #alt-academy — its scope, stakes, & structure — and invite your critical engagement & contribution.

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Willard McCarty's picture
Timothy B. Powell's picture

Labor & Labor Relations

Labor & Labor Relations

Although labor & "alternative academic" labor relations are subjects threaded throughout the collection, these essays serve particularly to un-tangle & to knot them up.

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Anne Mitchell Whisnant's picture
Julie C. Meloni's picture

Making Room

Making Room

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.

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Tanya Clement's picture

Careers & Credentials

Careers & Credentials

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.

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Amanda Gailey's picture
Dot Porter's picture
Joseph Gilbert's picture

Getting There

Getting There

#alt-academy took its own direction from a request for "signposts" — clear pointers for junior scholars considering new trajectories. Here are a few.

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Miranda Swanson's picture
Joanne Berens's picture

Vocations, Identities

Vocations, Identities

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.

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Patricia Hswe's picture
Christa Williford's picture
James Cummings's picture