10 Best Articles on Academia
The most useful articles on academia from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Academia Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on academia by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Has the ‘great resignation’ hit academia?
- Why I Left Academia (Since You're Wondering)
- Influencer culture is everywhere — even in academia
- How Big Tech Manipulates Academia to Avoid Regulation
- Has Academia Ruined Literary Criticism?
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Has Academia Ruined Literary Criticism?
Literature departments seem to provide a haven for studying books, but they may have painted themselves into a corner.
Influencer culture is everywhere — even in academia
Though academics may wring our hands about influencer culture, social media promotion is now a necessary evil
The 7 Habits of Freedom Loving Academics
Shared by 112, including Dr Jordan B Peterson, Paul Graham
Princeton University Is the World’s First Perpetual Motion Machine
If you had a car that could run forever, would you still stop for gas?
As professors struggle to recruit postdocs, calls for structural change in academia intensify
With the pandemic exacerbating long-standing workforce issues, fewer applicants are vying for open postdoc positions
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on academia.
Why I Left Academia (Since You're Wondering)
I didn’t have a choice. Thousands of people are driven out of the profession each year.
Has the ‘great resignation’ hit academia?
A wave of departures, many of them by mid-career scientists, calls attention to widespread discontent in universities.
How Big Tech Manipulates Academia to Avoid Regulation
A Silicon Valley lobby enrolled elite academia to avoid legal restrictions on artificial intelligence.
Academic Exile, Two Years On
Academia has become an intellectual prison, and many incarcerated professors are compelled to live a dual existence.
The Death of an Adjunct
Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia's permanent underclass.
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