Features

Stealing From the Archive

What was I stealing from, then? Why did it feel so right, so pleasing, to simply take the photograph out of the folder I’d been examining, stick it between the pages of my notebook, and then leave with the notebook?

Publication Date: September 11, 1998, Or, Four Reasons PDFs are Everywhere

In all of our pocket histories and self- congratulatory palaver about the antiquity of “print” and the triumph of digital forms, we’ve neglected the history of page images.

Organizing Undergraduates: Expanding the Academic Union

Incorporating undergraduates into graduate unions, which are already mobilizing student workers on campus, is one potential method for organizing this growing labor force.

#UsToo: How Unions Could Fight Harassment in STEM

Calls for more data and institutional leadership can only do so much: we must also change who holds power in our universities and who is subject to that power.

Kitchen Kyrgyz

I found myself constantly assigned to the kitchen, a supposedly naturally shared sphere, where I was to keep other women company and help with what I could. I had none of the requisite skills.

With or Without U

Organizing Graduate Workers Beyond Trump’s NLRB

Union-Busting on the Prairie

The University of Iowa is a prairie-bound theater of the entwined ideological wars on labor rights and academic freedom.

Paying to Work

On the Student/Worker Distinction

Uncovering the Popular Midwestern Gothic

The American Midwest in idea and in fact is girded.

Hating Valerie Solanas (And Loving Violent Men)

When we talk about men the same way men have talked about women for centuries, it reads as grotesque and insanely violent, un-compassionate, and shocking, which was exactly Solanas’s point.