[act-ma] Tonight @ 7:00 - Adjunct Hell, Lit & Life (live convo w/authors on Zoom)

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"Life of the Mind"-author Christine Smallwood & scholar Maggie Doherty
explore the relationship between art, experience & activism in higher ed.

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*Thursday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)*
Adjunct Lit & Life with Christine Smallwood & Maggie Doherty

Novelist Christine Smallwood (author of *The Life of The Mind*
and scholar Maggie Doherty (author of *The Equivalents*
and the recent Nation article on “Adjunct Hell”
as we explore the relationship between art, experience and activism in a
contemporary higher education system increasingly characterized by
contingency, inequality, and uncertainty. Contingent faculty organizer
Nicola Walters will join as a respondent.

*Christine Smallwood* is a critic and journalist and the author of a
novel, *The
Life of the Mind*, published in March 2021 by Hogarth Books. A contributing
writer at *The New York Times Magazine* and a contributing editor at *Harper’s
Magazine*, her fiction has been published in n+1, Vice, and *The Paris
Review*. Co-founder of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, she is
also a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities.

*Maggie Doherty* is author of the recent article in *The Nation *on “The
Rise of Adjunct Literature, and of the acclaimed book *The Equivalents: A
Story of Art, Female Friendship and Liberation in the 1960s*. She teaches
writing at Harvard, where she earned her PhD in English. Her writing has
appeared in *The New Yorker*, the *New York Times*, the *New York Review of
Books*, and *The Nation*, among other publications. She lives in Cambridge.

*Nicola Walters *is an organizer, researcher, public speaker, and teacher.
She is a lecturer in the Department of Politics at Humboldt State
University and organizes faculty labor as the Statewide Membership and
Organizing Chair for the California Faculty Association (CFA).



JUNE 26, 2021, 12 NOON Join author Eleni Macrakis on her book, *A People's
Guide to Greater Boston.*

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