There is probably not one day that has gone by in the pandemic where I didn't think about wanting to write a new Makeup Monday blog post. Fact is, makeup is one of my main pandemic coping mechanisms. It's irrational, since there is literally nowhere … [Read more...] about Makeup Monday Returns: Pandemic Lips
I Hate Dudes Like Bill in The Chair – Guest Post
By Tamara MCDr. Tamara MC is an Applied Linguist and Middle Eastern Studies scholar. She researches and writes about women and spirituality, specifically her hybrid identity of growing up simultaneously Jewish and Muslim on a Sufi commune in Texas. … [Read more...] about I Hate Dudes Like Bill in The Chair – Guest Post
Romancing the Academy for Fun and Profit, Part I – A New Novelist Guest Post
By Verity Lowell. Verity Lowell, PhD, is a professor and occasional curator. She likes imagining and describing a world where art, ambition, and history provide the background for diverse and steamy love stories, mostly about women falling hard … [Read more...] about Romancing the Academy for Fun and Profit, Part I – A New Novelist Guest Post
Bullying in Academia: A Disheartening Q and A
KK: This is a dialogue that happened on Facebook this week. If you ever wanted a window onto academic bullying... this is it. The responses are shared with permission. Where names are listed, commenters actively REQUESTED this for transparency's … [Read more...] about Bullying in Academia: A Disheartening Q and A
Why Is It Always the Historians?
"Why is it always the historians?" I muttered to myself after another little dustup on Twitter, another historian posting some jaunty, gaslighting, evasive, disaster-normalizing, "fellow-historians, give me your best advice for advisees applying to … [Read more...] about Why Is It Always the Historians?
#NotDyingToTeach #ProfessorIsOut I spend a lot of time on Twitter and these days, you can't go a day without seeing another academic--often a tenured prof--announcing their departure from academia. We really are in a Great Resignation. While I have … [Read more...] about #NotDyingToTeach
The Professor Gets On LinkedIn
Are you looking at the shitshow that is the '21-'22 academic year and saying, no more? Are you just... done? If so, you're in good company. Our relatively new, private FB Mutual Support Group, The Professor Is Out, has been around for less than a … [Read more...] about The Professor Gets On LinkedIn
Support Abortion Rights in Texas
I support a woman's right to an abortion. Not "choice" not "healthcare" or other euphemisms. Abortion. Contribute to support folks on the ground in Texas working to defend this right. … [Read more...] about Support Abortion Rights in Texas
Deep Discount on Fall Job Doc Editing, This Week Only
Announcing a spontaneous special: The TPII staff and I, in recognition of this ... year.... decided to reopen our spring special for one week only this month. Grab it while you can! The work can be scheduled even during our packed August-Sept … [Read more...] about Deep Discount on Fall Job Doc Editing, This Week Only
Getting Paid in Skin Care: Win!
I forgot to announce it but we are on our annual summer hiatus! That includes the podcast as well as this blog. Oops. It's been a rough year and some things (like telling everyone we were going on summer break) fell through the cracks. Which … [Read more...] about Getting Paid in Skin Care: Win!