Natasha Casey holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from McGill University. She is professor of communication at Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, Illinois) and affiliated faculty at the Media Education Lab (University of Rhode Island). … [Read more...] about Covid & Conferences: What’s Left to Blog About?
by Holly Genovese Holly Genovese is a Ph.D. student in American Studies at UT Austin, with graduate portfolios in both Black Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Her work focuses on African American aesthetic resistance to incarceration in the … [Read more...] about Ableism and the “Post-Pandemic” Rollback of Extensions
Emotional, physical, spiritual exhaustion. Cynicism and snark as far as the eye can see. Job conditions getting worse by the minute. How do we get our energy back? The answer is: we can’t. We won’t. Not by working the same old jobs in the same old … [Read more...] about Upcoming Coaching Events for Scholars in Crisis
The author earned a PhD in public health and is a research scientist working in a patient-focused biotechnology organization. She transitioned to industry after leaving a full-time faculty position in a large research university. A couple of … [Read more...] about The Unnecessary Shame of Leaving Academia – a Professor Is /Out/ Guest Post
[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
by Esther Freinkel Tishman, PhD, BCC (she/her) Esther Freinkel Tishman, Ph.D, BCC is an ordained Zen teacher, a full-time interfaith chaplain, a scholar of archetypes and religion, and a certified mindfulness instructor. She is also a … [Read more...] about Picket Lines – The Professor is Zen Guest Post III
"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