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Charles Petersen

Charles Petersen is a Senior Editor at n+1 and a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Harvard. Later this year, he will join the Cornell Department of History as a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows.
 (March 2020)

Drawing by John Cuneo

Serfs of Academe

Pursuing a life in academia has become more like trying to become a professional athlete or a star musician than a doctor, a lawyer, or even a typical service sector worker.

Adjunct

by Geoff Cebula

Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education

by Joe Berry

The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change

by Raewyn Connell

The Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission

by Herb Childress

Where Historians Work: An Interactive Database of History PhD Career Outcomes

American Historical Association. Available at www.historians.org/wherehistorianswork

Professors in the Gig Economy: Unionizing Adjunct Faculty in America

edited by Kim Tolley

The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite

by Daniel Markovits

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

by Thomas Frank

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream

by Suzanne Mettler

Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution

by Wendy Brown

The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them

by Christopher Newfield

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March 12, 2020 issue

Google cofounder Sergey Brin, center, training in zero gravity for a future vacation in space, 2008

Google and Money!

Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

by Ken Auletta

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

by Nicholas Carr

December 9, 2010 issue

A screen shot of part of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s own Facebook page

In the World of Facebook

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal

by Ben Mezrich

Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America

by Julia Angwin

February 25, 2010 issue

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