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
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
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?
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”