Rethinking the University: Labor, Knowledge, Value
April 11th – April 13th, 2008
A Conference at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
This conference has been collectively organized by graduate students to bring together thinkers from across the campus community and national academic community to address the “crisis” of the university as it had continually been transformed by neoliberal forces. The recent AFSCME strike at the University of Minnesota and other academic labor struggles continue to expose the university in crisis, yet we need to further develop both our intellectual and organizational capacities to effectively address these crises.
This conference will focus generally on questions of neoliberalization and corporatization of higher education and the casualization of academic labor, and questions of alternatives, including campus labor organizing, radical pedagogy, and other strategies of resistance.
Please see the conference program for more information.
Please note that this is a FREE and OPEN conference. Funding has been generously provided by many sponsors.