CCAN's Classy Salon #4: Where Precarity and Class meet in Academia (with 0.7, Casual Academy, and Marijn Scholte)
We are excited to invite you to the 4th Classy Salon, organised together with 0.7 and the Casual Academy on precarious contracts in academia and how this relates to class issues.
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.