Universities are becoming scary workplaces

A round-up of some recent articles on academic precarity, and inequalities within [Western] academia, some grimmer than others.

Women trapped in universities’ ivory basements (UK)

Men outnumbering women in academic posts, according to new data (Ireland)

Publish and perish at Imperial College London: the death of Stefan Grimm (UK)

Warwick University places 20 jobs at risk over failure to meet fundraising targets (UK)

‘Suicide Is My Retirement Plan’ (US)

Hypereducated and on welfare (US)

Zero-hours contracts are forcing me out of teaching (UK)

Academia as an ‘anxiety machine’

On academic labour and performance anxiety

On the university as an anxiety machine

Notes on the university as an anxiety machine

 

 

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