Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Special COCAL Update: Mexico City COCAL X

Joe Berry reminds us, 

NOTICE: Tenth Conference on Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL X), August 9-12, 2012

Early discounted registration ends June 1, 2012. Please see COCAL International for all details (dates, agenda, housing, registration and costs) for the upcoming COCAL X conference. 

The call for papers (presentations) is now out and proposals are due May 15. Submission details are at

This is the major biennial conference of the the COCAL network, encompassing US, Canada (and Quebec) and Mexico and being held in Mexico for the first time, in Mexico City on the beautiful campus of the Universidad National Autonomia de Mexico (UNAM), the largest university in the Western hemisphere and site of some of the most famous struggles [notably the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre. Stele dedicated massacred students, above] in the history of higher education worldwide. 

The COCAL conferences are virtually the only open national (and now international) gatherings where contingent, non-tenure track, precarious, new majority... faculty are the center of attention and the majority in attendance, as opposed to being an add-on as in the case at other union, disciplinary or other gatherings. Come and be inspired, learn from colleagues experiences and struggles, help chart the way forward for the contingent faculty movement, and make contacts that can be of tremendous value in the future. 

See you in Mexico City!

Solidaridad, Joe Berry (; member, International COCAL Advisory Committee)

See COCAL International for information on the  Tenth (X) Conference on Contingent Academic Labor in Mexico City, August 10-12, 2012 at Univ. Nacional Auto. de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City. Join COCAL listserv online. If this presents problems, send an e-mail to
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