About Karen Kelsky

I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head. I've created this business, The Professor Is In, to guide graduate students and junior faculty through grad school, the job search, and tenure. I am the advisor they should already have, but probably don't.

Feminist Elites and Patriarchal Solidarity – Guest Post by Maggie Levantovskaya

By TPII Editor Dr. Maggie Levantovskaya ~~~~~~~~~~ As an editor at The Professor Is In, I have closely followed #MeTooPhD movement started by Karen Kelsky. She coined the hashtag and opened a crowdsourcing survey to give the opportunity to people … Continue reading

Encountering Racism in the Faculty Lounge – A Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. If you’d like to submit a post or an idea for a … Continue reading

Always Have a Side Hustle, and Other Lessons I Learned from Academia (Part 2) – Guest Post

I am delighted to offer this guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. I am still enthusiastically welcoming draft posts and ideas/pitches – send them … Continue reading

Always Have a Side Hustle, and Other Lessons I Learned from Academia – Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. Dr. Nneka D. Dennie is a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow and … Continue reading