The Great Shame of Our Profession
How the humanities survive on exploitation
"Thirty-one percent of part-time faculty members live near or below the poverty line. Twenty-five percent receive public assistance, like Medicaid or food stamps. One English-department adjunct who responded to the survey said that she sold her plasma on Tuesdays and Thursdays to pay for her daughter’s day care."
By Kevin Birmingham
February 12, 2017
Illustration by Pierre Fortin for The Chronicle Review