Alternative Academia

If you’re interested in my occasional thoughts on academic life – having left – there’s a new discussion piece where David Robertson and I share our thoughts on what alternative academia might look like in the free journal Rogue.

This is based on thoughts that we shared, along with other participants, at The Conference at the End of the World last summer, which was indeed as awesome as it sounds. Thanks so much to editor, Vivian Asimos, for including me in this. There’s also a couple of great papers in this edition of the journal, based on presentations from the conference.

Meg-John (MJ) Barker (they/them) is a writer, zine-maker, collaborator, contemplative practitioner, and friend. They are the author of a number of zines and popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including graphic guides to Queer, Gender, and Sexuality (with Jules Scheele), and How To Understand Your Gender, Sexuality and Relationships (with Alex Iantaffi).


  1. I look forward to reading more about this from you. Good luck. 🙂