Author: Robert Ovetz

ROBERT OVETZ, PHD, is a precarious university lecturer in political science. He is the editor of Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives (Pluto, 2020), author of When
Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 (Brill, 2018; Haymarket, 2019), and book review editor of the Journal of Labor and Society.

“Conscious Linkage”

The Proletarianization of Academic Labor in the Algorithmic University

The attempt to deskill teaching in higher education is hardly new. Technology is being used to transform the academic worker into a “conscious linkage” of the machine.