Tag: university crisis

#PostCoronaUniversity: an opportunity for Argentine and Brazilian social sciences?

Ana Marcela França , July 17th, 2020


Nowadays, most people are asking themselves what will happen in the coming months. In this time of COVID-19, it is not just the present that is under threat…


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Personalizing Access, Personalizing Praxis #hautalk

Emma Louise Backe , June 26th, 2018


Anthropology trained us to identify systems of oppression, those “invisibilized” dimensions of culture that reek of prejudice, privilege, and disproportionate power dynamics. These are the very theore…


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My Brother is an Only Child. #Precarity and Solidarity in Post-Neoliberal Societies

Salvatore Poier , March 22nd, 2018


This text, written by our guest editor Salvatore Poier, is a plea for solidarity and a request to engage in a vigorous and honest debate about the meaning…


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#PrecAnthro in support of #USSstrike: once the pension dispute is won UCU should prioritise the fight against casualisation

PrecAnthro , February 26th, 2018


On the 22nd of February 2018 University and College Union (UCU), the largest academic union in the world with over 100,000 members went on an unprecedented long strike,…


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Top of 2016 – or thereabouts! #themeweek2016

Allegra , February 27th, 2017


Who can believe that it’s almost Spring – where did the time fly?! At Allegra we just realized that we never paused to reflect on all that 2016…


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EASA and European Anthropology: An Interview with Antonio De Lauri #easaelections2017

Allegra , December 23rd, 2016


Antonio, you decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


EASA and European Anthropology: An Interview with Antonio De Lauri #easaelections2017

Allegra , December 23rd, 2016


Antonio, you decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


EASA and European Anthropology: An Interview with Antonio De Lauri #easaelections2017

Allegra , December 23rd, 2016


Antonio, you decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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Insiders, Outsiders, and Intellectual Kinship #UniversityCrisis

Hoda Bandeh-Ahmadi , December 13th, 2016


Marshall Sahlins once dismissed the possibility that teacher-student relationships might be a kind of kinship. ‘Persons may have various relational attributes and thus be linked to diverse others…


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Antiheroism: the underdog’s survival tactic #UniversityCrisis

Eli Thorkelson , December 9th, 2016


“Where do you put your anger?” a precarious academic asked me poignantly the other day as we talked about the bad job market. The growth of precarious labor…


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Unravelling Academic Precarity #UniversityCrisis

Ainhoa Montoya , December 8th, 2016


In conversation, scholars cannot help but constantly raise the subject of their increasingly precarious working conditions and the anxieties that derive from them. From such conversations we regard…


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Towards a Transnational Anthropology Union #UniversityCrisis

PrecAnthro , December 7th, 2016


At the last European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) meeting, a few of us called an open meeting for early career and precarious anthropologists to discuss precarity in…


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RECLAIMING THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN #UniversityCrisis

Tim Ingold , December 6th, 2016


Universities are in turmoil. There was a time when they stood out as pinnacles of Enlightenment, where scholarly elites could profess to a superior knowledge, based on reason…


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Ethnographies of Academia #UniversityCrisis

Vita Peacock , December 5th, 2016


There is a mythology of nourishment deposited in the language of the intellect.[1] Thoughts are digested. Ideas are chewed upon. There is hunger for information and a thirst…


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The #slow professor (book excerpt)

Maggie Berg , June 28th, 2016


The Slow Professor  originated in telephone conversations about coping with our academic jobs. Not reading an email sent by the department chair at 10:45 p.m. until the next…


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#Slow Week! An introduction

Julie Billaud , June 27th, 2016


Those who have followed Allegra’s adventures from its creation in 2013 will probably remember that our initial motto was “Slow down!”. Prior to launching the website, Allegra’s…


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On parasitic professionalism

Judith Beyer , May 30th, 2016


Last month I received an email from an “associate” working at a research institution that caters to the biggest development agencies worldwide: DFID, UN, Worldbank, Australian Aid –…


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Anonymous Reviewer – we need to talk! #rejection

Anonymous , January 13th, 2016


A while back I experienced bitter disappointment as yet another funding application was rejected. The fact that I was only one of thousands of disappointed applicants did little…


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Happy 2016 Everyone!

Allegra , January 11th, 2016


We’re back – and full of energy for YET another exciting Allegra year! We hope that your break was enjoyable and relaxing (and do not  tell us that…


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