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untenured and untethered (comment)


Below are two contrasting takes on the experiences of scholars who find themselves working outside academe.  On losing her position, Erin Bartram evidently decided to abandon academic research. On the other hand, Michael Wing argues that it can be very rewarding to hold a position outside academe and continue to carry out scholarly research.  Links to both and excerpts are below.