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645. "Any Volunteers?": Graduate Student Service Work

Sunday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 614, WSCC

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession

Presiding: Heather Steffen, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Speakers: Maureen Gallagher, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; Michelle A. Massé, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Svetlana Tyutina, Florida International Univ.; Mary Unger, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

Session Description:

The work graduate students do in service positions is crucial to the functioning of colleges, universities, and professional organizations, but it is rarely recognized or compensated and has yet to be analyzed as a kind of academic labor. How might we begin to examine critically the ways this work shapes graduate student experiences, universities, and the profession?


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