Distortions, Dramas, and Myths: Or, How to Tell The Truth About Your Writing

Consider this… The things you tell yourself about your writing are not truth. They are stories. And the wonderful thing about stories, is that you can rewrite them. The entire reason I started Professor Is In in 2011 was to … Continue reading

Sad Thursdays: The Student Perspective on Academic Hiring Practices (in Anthropological Archaeology)

I am delighted to host this guest post, contributed by the following group of graduate student authors from the Anthropology department at the University of Georgia: K.C. Jones, Travis Jones, Matthew Colvin, Justin Cramb, Katharine Napora, Katherine Reinberger, and Brandon … Continue reading

Claiming Your “Body of Work” – #Postac Post by Karen Cardozo

by Karen Cardozo My philosophy of “careering” through life rather than settling on “a” career has been informed not only by years of academic contingency combined with a personality type that thrives on change, but also by my work with … Continue reading

Academia as Identity – a UK/US Comparison

Kellee and I have done speaking tours in the UK for two years now, and the time we spent there has been immensely valuable for us, in learning what parts of the academic experience are shared between the UK and … Continue reading

Rethinking Rejection – by Karen Cardozo

By Karen Cardozo A recent Chronicle article on how to survive rejection linked to a blog post urging writers to aim for 100 rejections a year.  How (existentially) low can you go?!  This method of throwing literary spaghetti at the … Continue reading

Asking to Speak to Other People of Color on a Campus Visit

Today’s post is adapted from an email followup from a client, who wanted to report back to me her experience as a black female job candidate on a campus visit.  In a webinar this client had asked whether or not … Continue reading