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Grad Zoom Panel: Academia and Neoliberal Labor Practices
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Register HERE (free for DSA Student Members, $10/workshop for Non-Members)

Grad Speakers 2022



Priya Srinivasan, Elizabeth Bergman, and Lizzie Leopold

There is an urgent need and limited opportunity for grads to find spaces where we can be transparent and vulnerable about our concerns regarding the increasingly precarious job markets and working conditions we are facing and/or are about to enter. This event invites reflections from speakers who might offer a spectrum of experiences and help us reimagine career possibilities in and outside of academia, with and without tenure. The desire is to generate transnational conversations that are attuned and responsive to the politics of labor, mobility, and access.   

Today, grads are unable to ignore the COVID-19 and market-related cuts to university funding around the globe alongside the devaluation of the arts and humanities. At the same time, we are witnessing the development of more robust thinking and planning around the “360 PhD”/alt-ac options. What are the possibilities after completing a PhD in dance/performance studies today for those who aspire to TT positions and those who seek other options? How do we recognize lived experiences of both scarcity and abundance? How might we work together to combat exploitative labor practices, from shifting positions of both privilege and precarity? How do we put our education to work?  

Saturday,  July 16th, 11am CDT

Registration closes on July 15th.