CCAN's Classy Salon #4: Where Precarity and Class meet in Academia (with 0.7, Casual Academy, and Marijn Scholte)
Pursuing a career in academia a challenging path in many ways. One crucial obstacle that discourages, hinders, or even impedes young academics is the type of 'precarious' contracts; part-time and temporary contracts that offer little income and no job security. A growing group of academics is fighting this system on ethical as well as legal grounds.
The salon will consist of a panel discussion on this precarious system, what it is like, its problems, and the way forward. Being a classy salon, we will especially focus on how precarious labour conditions particularly affect young academics from working-class backgrounds, for whom the low wages and lack of job security can be even more harmful. The panel are:
- Diantha Vliet (UD Media & Culture Studies, UU) and Lotje Siffels (PhD Political Philosophy & Ethics, Radboud University) from the action groups 0.7 and Casual Academy, who organise protests and advocate for policy change throughout the Netherlands.
- Marijn Scholte (former lecturer Social Sciences, UU), who issued a court case against the Utrecht University for not extending his contract while his job can be seen as involving structural work.
- Dick Zijp (external PhD and lecturer Media and Culture Studies, UU), who wrote about the contractual distinction between research and teaching staff.
- Jeroen Rijnders (lecturer Philosophy, UU), founder of the Class-Conscious Academics Network for first-generation and working-class students and academics.
Note: The panel will be held in English, but questions and comments in Dutch are always welcomed, and if desired someone can translate the conversation.
There will be ample time for Q&A.
Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay and meet fellow first-gen and working-class students and academics as well as other wonderful people over a drink (the 1st drink is generously offered by the EDI-Office!).
- Start date and time
- End date and time
- Café de Tussentijd (Janskerkhof 24, Utrecht)
- Entrance fee
- More information
- For more information, please see the CCAN website.