Staging Women's Lives on the "Altac" Track
Women's and Gender Resource Center
Staging Women's Lives in Academia : Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature Workplaces
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.
Bethman, Brenda, and Donna M. Bickford. "Staging Women's Lives on the "Altac" Track." In Staging Women's Lives in Academia : Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature Workplaces, edited by Michelle A. Massé and Nan Bauer-Maglin, 219-232. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017.