Working Class Studies, Contingent Faculty Issues, Twentieth Century American Literature, Race and Class, Rhetoric and Composition
The humanities in higher education and the public sphere, higher ed policy, the humanities PhD, alt-ac, contingent labor in higher ed. Oh, and Victorian literature.
I’m a PhD student in Early American History at the University of South Florida. My dissertation project is a game that explores the contingencies of history through an exploration of the colonization of British North America.
I went from contingent, to tenure-track, to tenured. Then I moved to Canada and started over. After a few university gigs in Canada, I’ve started an academic life and career coaching service, where I work with individuals and groups to identify sustainable ways to grow their career and enjoy their lives!
Writing across the lifespan, the craft of teaching, creativity across the disciplines, all poetry, humor, traumatic recovery and post-traumatic growth, promoting empathy and kindness. I am a very experienced teacher across institutions. Call me adjunct or contingent if you must, but I’ve been at this calling for over 30 years. I am also a capable journalist and promotional writer. My degrees are in English and in counseling. I am privileged to write for Inside Higher Ed and local publications.
Vassil Vidinsky is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” He is the head of the MA Program “History of Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophy” and a member of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science. His main fields of study include Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Culture. His most recent book is Случайности. Историческа типология [Contingencies. A Historical Typology](SUP, 2017).
…via Nyong’o and Francesca Royster. Vol. 25, Issue 4 (2013).
Edited Special Issues:
Guest co-editor with Vivian L. Huang of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Special issue: “Performances of Contingency: Feminist Relationality and Asian American Studies After the Institution.” Vol. 29, No. 1 (2020). Invited Contribution.
Guest editor of essay cluster for Post45 Contemporaries. “Someone Else’s Object…
Summer Kim Lee is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. She has research and teaching interests in critical race and ethnic studies, feminist theory, queer theory, and Asian American literature and culture. She is co-editor of a special issue of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory titled, “Performances of Contingency: Feminist Relationality and Asian American Studies After the Institution.” She has published and forthcoming work in Social Text, ASAP/Journal, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, GLQ, Post45, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Public Books.