Not so fast! A critique of the ‘slow professor’

It’s a privilege available only to those already at the summit of their academic careers.

By Mark Carrigan and Filip Vostal

We read recent interview with Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber, authors of the book, The Slow Professor, with interest. While we welcome the continued expansion of critical debate concerning academic labour, we nonetheless found much to be concerned with in the interview. Perhaps this is inevitable, as neither of us are professors. In this we are like most within the academy. Though we recognise the complex considerations that factor into the naming of a book, this titular exclusion is indicative of the more substantive problems we have with the idea expressed in this interview and the broader discourse of slow scholarship within which they are embedded. Continuer la lecture de Not so fast! A critique of the ‘slow professor’