How the University Works


Thursday, May 13 — 8 PM — Nonstop Institute — 305 N. Walnut St, Yellow Springs

This is the fourth in a series of video conferences on higher education issues @ Nonstop

Alternate files: [ h264 Quicktime video | MP3 Audio]

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Noted author, Professor Marc Bousquet discusses issues related to his 2008 book, How the University Works.

A renowned academic labor organizer and a theoretician & supporter of graduate student and contingent faculty unionizing efforts, Marc Bousquet is Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara. He is the founding editor of Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor. Marc’s monographs and edited books include Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers, The Politics of Information: The Electronic Mediation of Social Change, and, most recently, the acclaimed and widely debated How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (2008).

Cary Nelson has written of Marc’s work: “Marc Bousquet’s work on the nature of the contemporary university is the single most important recent advance in our understanding of the structure of higher education.”

Read “Higher Exploitation,” an Interview with Marc Bousquet by Jeffrey J. Williams.

Visit Marc’s blog, How the University Works.

Discussion was facilitated by Nonstop Working Members Iveta Jusova and Dan Reyes.