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grad student dilemma?

This article discusses the current dilemma for grad students in history but acknowledges the situation is very much the same for grad students and new PhDs in all of the humanities. “It is time, they argue, to admit that the … Continue reading

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earth art

I’ve been thinking about earth art in the desert. At RSF we “collaborated” with the soil to produce paintings on canvas. I would like to see more art installations at Rainshadow Farm. Earth art or earthworks are perfect for a … Continue reading

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Different field. Same old thing.

The author, who has been an adjunct art professor at the college level for 22 years says: “The College Art Association and others like it should be worried. With 75% of the college and university teaching force in the US … Continue reading

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Anthropology predicament

Here we go. This is becoming a trend, at least in my corner of the anthropology world. First of all, being a part time anthropologyinsturctor and a very part time (and more often, lately pro bono) archaeologist, I save money … Continue reading

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Beta professionals

I’m a beta professional, lumped in with teaching assistants and administrative assistants (certainly not for my department; we have no administrative assistant and never  had one). I’m not a “full-fledged professor,” whatever that means. Obviously, it means I’m not tenured, but … Continue reading

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Working , yes…

I’ve been seeing more and more reports in which the academic elite in-group (tenured) advise those in the out-group (adjuncts) to stay out there and thrive. They want us to remain adjuncts. Really? At my college alone, if I were … Continue reading

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What led me to the life academic…

Long list.  Long. 1. A natural love of research (just curiosity, enacted, really), stretching back to childhood. “Dad, will you drive me to the library?” Eventually, the librarians began to know me, my father would leave me there, setting a … Continue reading

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