Obubožani akademiki

Srhljiva delavska zgodba iz ZDA, ki prinaša nauke tudi za naš prostor: o tem, kako poizkušajo preživeti delavke in delavci v čedalje bolj prekarizirani akademski sferi. 

Recent reports have revealed the extent of poverty among professors, but the issue is longstanding. Several years ago, it was thrust into the headlines in dramatic fashion when Mary-Faith Cerasoli, an adjunct professor of Romance languages in her 50s, revealed she was homeless and protested outside the New York state education department.

“We take a kind of vow of poverty to continue practicing our profession,” Debra Leigh Scott, who is working on a documentary about adjuncts, said in an email. “We do it because we are dedicated to scholarship, to learning, to our students and to our disciplines.”

Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars