Eva-Maria Swidler is a professor of liberal arts at Goddard College and the Curtis Institute of Music. Her research and writing have focused on historiography, radical pedagogy, political economy, and labor studies, and she writes frequently on the effects of precarity and adjunct labor in the academy. She started her adult working life with two decades in clinical practice as an RN and nurse-midwife, returning later to academia to receive a PhD in history at Temple University. Her dissertation considered the history of agriculture and environment in the US Southwest from the point of view of a world historian.
Contribution to Debating the Precariat
Workers in the Global North have a lot to learn from the past struggles of workers in the Global South (as well as in their own countries).