This is Monster High, and it’s completely fucked. It’s like someone at Mattel held up a market research study and screamed, “Our Barbie dolls aren’t causing as much body dysmorphia in children as they used to! MAKE ME A LINE OF BULIMIC VAMPIRE DOLLS OR YOU’RE ALL FUCKING FIRED.
Not my kid’s. But you know.
What do you think makes a good academic bio?
Every time I need to write a bio for a conference or a paper, I rush it and I’m never happy.
A bit of quick googling revealed this great post at GradHackerfrom about two years ago. Unfortunately (for me), the GradHacker post is directed at, obviously, PhD…
The other possibility is that the adjuncts will be replaced by MOOCs. This will heighten inequalities and bolster the prestige economy. MOOCs have zero prestige, and are therefore being marketed to people with zero opportunities, to ensure they do not get any. The former USSR is a good metaphor for this scenario as well: tiny states of wealth and freedom bordered by massive stagnating states of the systemically screwed.
I made a crack the other day about academia as the Hunger Games and here’s the same meme.