Academic Labour and the Capitalist University: A critique of higher education through the law of value

I passed my PhD viva yesterday. Below, is the Introduction to the Commentary, which I was required to defend along with the publications. The entire 'thesis' is available to download from the University of Lincoln's institutional repository. Thank you to my examiners, Siân Adiseshiah, Joyce Canaan and Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, and to the viva Chair, Alec Shepley. Most of all, thank you to my … Continue reading Academic Labour and the Capitalist University: A critique of higher education through the law of value

The university as a worker co-operative: Labour, property and pedagogy

Abstract of a paper accepted for the 'Governing Academic Life' conference. UPDATE 16th June 2014: My paper for this conference is available here. We are witnessing an “assault” on universities (Bailey and Freedman, 2011) and the future of higher education and its institutions is being “gambled.” (McGettigan, 2013) For many years now, we have been … Continue reading The university as a worker co-operative: Labour, property and pedagogy