Episode 037

Sophie Hope is on strike!









Sophie Hope

Owen Kelly



February 28, 2020


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As well as podcasting and making art, Sophie Hope lectures at Birkbeck, University of London. The academic staff there have gone on strike to demand that their employer begins negotiations in several related areas: pensions, pay grades, differing pay in terms of gender & race, workload, and the casualisation of the teaching staff.

In this episode she explains why the staff have gone on strike, what they hope to achieve, and the complications of withdrawing your labour when your labour concerns the production of knowledge rather than tangible goods.