Friday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 309, WSCC
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
Presiding: Dan Colson, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
Speakers: Royal Bonde-Griggs, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Dan Colson; Robert Henn, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; MaryAnne Laurico, Queen's Univ.; James H. S. Searle, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York; Ariel Wetzel, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
While graduate students have long been a source of cheap labor, recent attacks on organized labor, along with the scapegoating of educators, demonstrate the renewed need for a discussion of the experiences—both commonplace and novel—of graduate student exploitation. This roundtable includes narratives from those combating exploitative practices on the ground and explores strategies for fighting them at the local, state, national, and global levels.
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