MLA Cited in Post on the Changing Shape of the Humanities Postdoc

While some postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities emphasize research and provide benefits, writes Sydni Dunn of Vitae, others require high teaching loads and leave little time for scholarship. “I’ve seen a lot of postdocs that are sometimes no different than the kind of work an adjunct is asked to do off the tenure track,” commented the MLA’s executive director, Rosemary G. Feal. “A fellowship is supposed to be an award of sorts, not an exploited labor opportunity.” Read more about the evolution of humanities postdocs in “A Brief History of the Humanities Postdoc.”

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