Along with Greig de Peuter and Enda Brophy, I’ve co-edited a special issue of the open-access journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism, and Critique, called Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education. The issue contains 22 articles from 32 contributors, including a mix of activist and academic accounts. The issue’s publication was preceded by a public forum in Toronto, … Continue reading Interrogating Internships: Unpaid Work, Creative Industries, and Higher Education
Greig de Peuter, Enda Brophy and I have published an article in the labour issue of Briarpatch, as part of our collaborative investigation into labour activism in the cultural industries. We are in excellent company: articles in the issue examine “right-to-work” legislation in Saskatchewan, women working in trades in Newfoundland, and the healthcare crisis facing migrant … Continue reading Interns of the cultural industries, unite!
I was on the organizing committee for a one-day conference called Will Work For Exposure: Cultural Work in Precarious Times, held at Ryerson University on October 19, sponsored by the Centre for Labour Management Relations. This is how we described the conference: Canada’s cultural sector is booming, yet employment in these industries is increasingly precarious. … Continue reading Will Work For Exposure: Cultural Work in Precarious Times