Situated in a forum dedicated to the reflexive analysis of academic labor, this piece takes stock in the salience of space and place for the kinds of work we can collaboratively perform, and when and where such work can occur. Much of what follows approximates conversations we have had with each other and fellow activist colleagues in campus hallways and offices, at each other’s houses, in local coffee shops or hotel bars at national conferences, and increasingly over digital environs to think through manifestations of injustice in a multitude of forms at the University. For us, the second shift is often a matter of survival for it is where we address the work that is met with dismissal, condescension, or retaliation during the first shift. And here we find ourselves recording these utterances and thoughts on the written page....

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