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Caitlin Wylie

Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society , University of Virginia

Contributing Editor, Platypus: The CASTAC Blog

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About Caitlin

I study the contributions of technicians, students, and volunteers to knowledge and community in science and engineering. I'm an assistant professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia.

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Contributions to Platypus: The CASTAC Blog

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Students as laboratory labor

What is the role of students in universities? There are ongoing contentious debates and campus protests about whether graduate students should be considered employees with the right to unionize. Likewise, the employment status of student athletes receives intense discussion from the media and scholars. These questions concern whether universities should acknowledge students as contributors and not just consumers for the institutions’ missions of research and education. (more…)