"And I would eliminate MLA interviews. In a half-hour interview, hiring committees learn much about a job candidate — but not what they think they are learning. Instead, committees make determinations about a candidate‚Äôs gender, race, ethnicity, age, visible disabilities and socioeconomic position — variables that do not indicate how well a scholar will teach or about the quality of the scholarship they will produce."

James M. Van Wyck engages with Lynn Arner in a conversation about class and the creation of the professoriate.