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Adjuncts’ Livelihood: Let’s Make It a Political Issue

Last week there was a small piece of hopeful news: a key Congressional panel’s report calling attention to the destructive effects of poor working conditions on an increasingly adjunctified faculty base in higher education.

The report was the result of sustained advocacy by Maria C. Maisto, a former adjunct professor of English from Ohio, and her organization, New Faculty Majority. Since its founding, in 2009, the group has shone a spotlight on the changing demographics of the professoriate. Mor…