A How To Guide

I’m a precariously employed academic teaching a bunch of courses online in the midst of COVID-19. I don’t have a lot of time to write a long essay about how and why we should talk to our students about student evaluations of teaching, but here’s something quick and dirty you…


After nearly two years of struggling through a lupus flare, I can’t get my hands on hydroxychloroquine, a drug that helps keep me alive.

Thank you for your “sacrifice,” a woman with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) was told by her doctor after attempting to get a routine prescription refill last…


My goal used to be landing a tenure-track job. Now, it’s unionizing adjuncts.

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“For professors to… forestall their own extinction, they must first become not only sociologists but also institutional historians of their own profession.”

— Frank Donoghue, The Last Professors

I wasn’t always pro-union. I started caring about unions as an…

Maggie Levantovskaya

I write about adjuncting, chronic illness and whatever else strikes my fancy or makes my blood boil. More: https://maggielevantovskaya.com/writing

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