Section Announcements

Call for Papers: Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education, March 27-28, 2015. Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014.

Sociology of Development

Two announcements follow.  The first is a call for papers for a conference on “Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education” to be held at Michigan State University on March 27-28, 2015.  The second is a call for expressions of interest for research assistant positions to collect qualitative data for evaluations of programs designed to increase women’s economic empowerment in Africa.


In order to promote critical reflection and public discussions on the impact of neoliberalism on higher education, the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University (MSU) with other co-sponsors is hosting a national conference titled “Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education.” 

Call for Papers

Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education

March 27-28, 2015

Kellogg Center

East Lansing, MI 

Critical topics include the corporatization of public colleges and universities, the privatization of public higher education and its implications for democracy, performance-based budgeting and its implications for institutional governance, the impact of neoliberalism on…

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The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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