Those who follow me on social media know I've suddenly started painting a Disaffected Academic Bunnies(TM) series. I've never painted before, and cannot tell you why I have started now. I just encountered the artist Natalya Shaloshvili on IG randomly … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs Play!
I am delighted to announce our four new staff members at The Professor Is In! Please join me in welcoming them! Vadricka Etienne (she/her) [Interview Coaching] is an assistant professor of African American and Black Diaspora Studies at the … [Read more...] about Introducing Our New Professor Is In Staff!
[Also originally shared on FB] Sharing a thought (adapted from a FB comment below): This whole recent kerfluffle about wHaT Is tHe PoInT oF tHiS [FB] pAge, a version of which arises about 2x a year, is so weird to me. I've always held … [Read more...] about The Professor Is In HAS Changed, Part II, or I Don’t Give a Flying Fuck What You Wear
[This was posted originally on Facebook. See the original post here.] This is probably a good time to make something explicit that has been implicit for about a year now. I think academia is quite toxic for many - and actively sickifying … [Read more...] about The Professor Is In HAS Changed; You’re Not Imagining It
Various twitter pundits are self-importantly stating that the Great Resignation will never hit academia, because nobody would give up an academic job. 17K members of the Professor Is Out Facebook private group would say otherwise, friends. Other … [Read more...] about The Great Resignation and Academic Gaslighting
Excited to share our first Career Success Digest of the year! Many successful Interview Intervention clients, plus offers, negotiations, and someone making the hard decision to leave the academy. Also, new this time: reactions from Karen's on-campus … [Read more...] about Career Success Digest #1 of 2021-2022
bell hooks did not write for me. She did not write for white women. White people were not excluded--her spirit and intellect were too capacious for that. We could learn from her, and many did. But we weren't the priority in any way. Her priority, … [Read more...] about Regarding bell hooks
A genre of tweet has been gaining steam the last couple weeks, about the complete meaninglessness of academic job application documents or processes. It's all a crap shoot, argues this line of thought. Further, the collapse in hiring has only exposed … [Read more...] about Nihilism Was Inevitable
This story was shared by a reader recently. They have given me permission to share it here anonymously. Rarely have I seen the sickness of the PhD apparatus so clearly articulated. "Toxic hope" is another way of saying Berlant's "cruel optimism" … [Read more...] about Toxic Hope
One of the biggest discoveries of these long pandemic years, for me, has been the world of oils. Facial oils, of course (long time readers will remember my ongoing love affair with Lancer Omega Hydrating Oil, which continues). But also body oils, … [Read more...] about Makeup Monday: In Which White People Discover Oils