Title

Staging Women's Lives on the "Altac" Track

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2017

Department

Women's and Gender Resource Center

Language

English

Publication Title

Staging Women's Lives in Academia : Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature Workplaces

Abstract

Much of the recent discussion about the jobs crisis facing U.S. higher education has focused on the need, given the lack of tenure-track positions, to prepare students for what are being called "alternative academic" or "altac" positions (see, for example, Rogers, #Alt-Academy and Nowviskie). Altac jobs are posited as an alternative to low-wage adjuncting as well as a way to allow humanities scholars to continue to live the "life of the mind" that many went to graduate school to seek.

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