The Female Precariat
180 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:07 Mar 2019

The Female Precariat

Gender and Contingency in the Professional Work Force

Universitas Press
This thematic volume addresses gender disparities in pay, professional support, and job security in both the higher education work force and the work force in the newer digital economy. The purpose of this book is to explain the U.S. higher education precariat and the digital precariat to the world at large, and to document with overwhelming evidence that the precariat in higher education and in the Internet economy disproportionately involves women. We hope that our book will help change the culture of silence. This book is a labour of love; in the long run, we hope that our work will encourage others to devote attention to some egregious problems that ultimately affect everyone.

Margie Burns works as an adjunct at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she is also chair of the UMBC Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee, elected by adjuncts.

Tamara Ionkova Hammond is a PhD candidate in the World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah, where she teaches LANG 2010. Her doctorate thesis focuses on digital labor and the dual role of new media in the context of class, race, gender and ethnicity among other aspects of intersectional feminism.

Rachelann Lopp Copland is a humanities adjunct instructor at SUNY Morrisville and the University Success Advisor for the ONCAMPUS SUNY international student pathway program.

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