Thursday, August 29, 2013

PhDs as indentured servants

Un-Hired Ed: The Growing Adjunct Crisis

PhDs in many fields face significant obstacles to gainful employment in academia. This information graphic defines the problematic nature and scope of the current exploitation of adjunct professors.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

British social class calculator

The BBC has published this interactive calculator allowing readers to determine their class position. The tool was developed by a team of sociologists based on recent survey data of the adult UK population (N>160,000). Seven categories were derived from the study which presumably reflects the contemporary class structure more accurately than previous definitions.