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Apr 12 2024

Surviving Academic Hyperproductivity: A conversation for instructors with Mimi Khúc

April 12, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


1700 SSB & Zoom


1200 W. Harrison St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60607

Promotional poster: Event title in bold gray text above a deep plum rectangle. A pale aqua background has a wavy top that looks like water rising to the word

Join us for a conversation with Mimi Khúc on un/wellness in the academy and pedagogies of unwellness. This smaller session has faculty and graduate instructors in mind: How do we hold our commitments to generating knowledge, transformative pedagogy, and our own un/wellness in environments centered on productivity rather than care? As Khúc asks: What structures need to be in place to shift my relationship to work, to writing, to my needs, to my capacities?

Suggested Reading: Mimi Khúc, “Writing While Adjunct: A Contingent Pedagogy of Unwellness,” from Crip Authorship (open source link), eds. Mara Mills and Rebecca Sanchez (Duke UP, 2023): 25-32.

Please also join us on Thursday, April 11 for dear elia: Letters from the Asian American Abyss, A Book Event with Mimi Khúc!


Hosted by the UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, Disability Cultural Center, and Department of Disability and Human Development.

Co-sponsored by the UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Global Asian Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute for the Humanities, and Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence.


Food, Safety, and Accessibility:

  • Please wear a mask if you are attending in person. We will have masks available onsite.
  • Light brunch will be provided.
  • Building and suite accessibility info is available on our website.
  • CART live captioning will be provided.

Please contact us with any questions or access requests: or (312) 413-1025.

Registration is now closed.


Date posted

Mar 19, 2024

Date updated

Apr 12, 2024


Mimi Khúc, PhD

Mimi Khúc, PhD, is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell. She is Co-Editor of The Asian American Literary Review and an adjunct lecturer in Disability Studies at Georgetown University. Her work includes Open in Emergency, a hybrid book-arts project decolonizing Asian American mental health; the Asian American Tarot, a reimagined deck of tarot cards; and the Open in Emergency Initiative, an ongoing national project developing mental health arts programming with universities and community spaces.