Eulogy of An Adjunct Career

by Adisa Lasesco When I was a young, wild-eyed graduate student at a small Midwestern university, I was given the opportunity to substitute for a professor away at a conference. I stood before thirty young undergraduates I had never seen before and launched into a spontaneous tirade about feminism, homophobia, and conflict theory. Running frenetically around the room, gesticulating wildly, I proclaimed the evils of heterosexual privilege and called upon the theories Karl Marx. Incredibly, and much to my surprise, my lecture was very well received, and I left the room flushed with excitement and pride. Thus began my teaching […]
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