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Jeffrey Williams

Politics in the Neoliberal University: A Slight Return

First, I want to thank Jeff Williams for taking the time to reply to my earlier post on his review of Neil Gross’s book. Though I started writing this post as a comment on Jeff’s post, I realized that it would be easier to read as a stand-alone post. I want to start by emphasizing how much I agree with Jeff about the state of the university.  I think he is 100% correct that the casualization of academic labor and the shift to a model of private funding are at the heart of a serious crisis in higher education.  I Read more