Required Payment: Extracting a Pound of Flesh

  • Carmen Shields Nipissing University
  • Nancy E. Fenton University of Waterloo
  • Michelle K. McGinn Brock University
  • Michael Manley-Casimir Brock University
Keywords: academic lives, belonging, taxes, payment, chilly climate


This article addresses the costs of academic engagement, focusing on the payments that academics make to secure their identity and become established within the academy.