Today's promised post is another Special Request post, at the behest of a number of readers, about knowing when to “throw in the towel,” or, in the words of one requester, “knowing when to fold 'em,” on an academic career. I am totally unqualified … [Read more...] about Thoughts On Throwing In the Towel
Challenges for Graduate Students of Color in the Academy
You're probably looking at the title, and then at my photo, and thinking, “Isn't she white?” Yes. Yes, I am white. I was never a graduate student of color in the academy. So, my insights are limited, and I don't present myself as an expert on this … [Read more...] about Challenges for Graduate Students of Color in the Academy
Humanities Graduate School: Go? Don’t Go? What’s a Would-Be Ph.D. To Do?
William Pannapacker has published, over the last several years, a number of widely influential pieces in the Chronicle of Higher Education and, this past week, in Slate, criticizing the ethics and economics of graduate programs in the humanities. His … [Read more...] about Humanities Graduate School: Go? Don’t Go? What’s a Would-Be Ph.D. To Do?
“So You Want to Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities”
This video makes all other posts on graduate school obsolete. That doesn't mean I'll stop posting, though. (Thanks to Leaving Academia blog http://www.leavingacademia.com) … [Read more...] about “So You Want to Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities”