Non-Regular: Precarious academic labour at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a collection of testimonials, analysis, interviews and art work that aims to expose the problems of this employment model and to contribute to larger conversations about neoliberal education. Created by Terra Poirier, a student, it consists of contributions by 27 instructors and artists speaking candidly about the conditions of their labour. Topics include: teaching as low-wage work; job security; respect and the value of art(ists); maintaining professional practices; the politics of space at the new ECU campus; impacts on students; solidarity and the role of tenured faculty; and the erosion of academic freedom and integrity. We also consider how these conditions are exacerbated by and amplify gender and racial bias within academia.
While the book comes out of Emily Carr, much of the content applies to any post-secondary school that relies on casualized teaching labour. A particular strength of the project is that contributors had the option to be anonymous, allowing them to speak candidly without compromising their job security.
Paperback with gate-fold
5 x 7 inches
- Publisher: UNIT/PITT Projects