Adjunct faculty in Ohio are invited to attend Countering Contingency: Teaching, Scholarship, and Creativity in the Age of the Adjunct, an academic conference sponsored by the Adjunct Faculty Association of United Steelworkers, which is organizing adjuncts at Duquesne University.
The conference will be held April 5-7 at the United Steelworkers International Headquarters in Pittsburgh.
The conference is the result of interest generated by the Adjunct Faculty Association’s organizing effort at Duquesne. Adjunct faculty members working at a number of higher education institutions met with organizers from the USW and decided to plan a conference that would open up dialogue about the casualization of the academic workforce.
Conference organizers received proposals for papers, panels, workshops, roundtables and creative presentations highlighting, critiquing and theorizing how the unstable and unsustainable working conditions of NTT faculty impact intellectual work; narrowing or analyzing the logistical challenges of serving as NTT teachers, scholars and artists; and discussing the working conditions that call for revision.