Sour Grapes, or Waking Up?

Recently, a friend I respect told me that she was concerned that my writing on academia came across as though I had “sour grapes.” She was mostly talking about the writing on this blog, although now that this blog is a series on The Chronicle of Higher...

Freelance Academic Manifesto

So, what does it mean to be a freelance academic? From my first post on this topic: To be a Freelance Academic is to recognize this bifurcation that we contingent professors face, and then to try to mend it. So, on the note of “mending,” here are some...

On New Leaves and Networking

It’s been over a month since I posted last, but I refuse to fall into that overdone genre, the blog apologia. Instead I will give a brief update on the first month of living and working as a freelance academic. By way of overview, I can tell you that this first...