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Neoliberalism in academia and its impact on the humanities, with Tamar Hodos

A conversation with Tamar Hodos on how the application of market logic to humanities research and teaching is driving up tuition costs for students and their families, making good academic positions scarcer, and eroding the institution of tenure, which protects the integrity of research and teaching. In this environment, smaller academic fields, such as Byzantine Studies, face the prospect of extinction. Our focus is on public universities in the US and UK and we discuss funding structures and the underlying logic of our administrative practices.

Tamar Hodos is a Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Bristol. She is a world-leading expert in the archaeology of the Mediterranean’s Iron Age, a period that extends between c.1100-c.600 BCE. You can learn more about Tamar’s research on her university page.


Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. You can follow him on his personal website.

You can listen to more episodes of Byzantium & Friends through Podbean.

Top Image: University College at the University oF Toronto. Photo by Jeff Hitchcock / Flickr


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