Call for Submissions on “Labor: Experiences and Perspectives” by February 13th

February’s “Labor: OU Perspectives and Experiences”  issue of FORUM will focus on OU community members’ perspectives on employment and labor. Specifically, we are looking for pieces on internships, sex work, unpaid academic labor, emotional labor (what it is and isn’t) , feminized labor and the “second shift,” equal pay in academia, unions, Graduate and TA labor for the University, economies of care, and perspectives on labor that pays under the federal minimum wage (for example, folks who are incarcerated or who have disabilities can be paid under a dollar per hour.)


As always, we are happy to accept anonymous submissions. Contact for more information.


Submission Deadline: February 13th, 11:50pm.

Submissions should focus on:

OU activism – How can faculty and staff be better resources for students seeking employment? Do you know of any professors who are sparking powerful conversations within their classrooms regarding this issue? What student groups are actively engaging in this issue?

OU experiences and perspectives – What is your experience with this issue in and around the OU community?

OU resources – Where can students seek help with issues related to labor? What are some goals and accomplishments of resource groups on campus?


General guidelines:

  • Short pieces 300-500 words (can be longer)
  • Prose less than 1000 words
  • Poetry has no word limit

We would also love to feature your artwork!

How To Submit:

  1. Fill out this form: SUBMISSION FORM__ouforum (word doc).
  2. Save it as a Word Document on your computer.
  3. Email it with your info to (before or on February 13th)

Email with questions.


Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.