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Nov 16
13:00 - 14:00
Insecurity and Inequality in Academia: The shape of things to come?
Centre for the Study of Higher Education seminar series

Presented by Carole Leathwood, Professor, London Metropolitan University

The academic workforce has become increasingly casualised, with over 50% of all academic staff in the UK on some form of insecure contract. In this paper, I draw on both secondary data and primary research with academics (conducted with Barbara Read, University of Glasgow), to explore inequalities in the prevalence and distribution of insecure contracts and the experiences and concerns of academic staff. Current trends suggest that increasing precarity in academia may be the shape of things to come, with serious implications for academics, research and the future of higher education. Such trends are not, however, inevitable, and I conclude by opening up a discussion of ways in which they might be resisted and challenged.

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