On the Current Situation: Normal Violences, Pandemics, Emergencies, Necropolitics, Zombies, and Creepy Treehouses

Keywords: neoliberalism, pandemic, university, faculty relations


This paper argues that the university is changing in the pandemic but it is the broader contexts of the university and specifically neoliberal politics that originated the change.  It then identified several situations that upon witnessing undermine the neoliberal systems of legitimation.

Author Biography

Jeremy Hunsinger, Wilfrid Laurier University

Jeremy Hunsinger is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He teaches and researches critical internet studies, infrastructure studies, cultural politics, and the politics of knowledge. He has co-edited several volumes including two volumes of the International Handbook of Internet Research. 


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